Hibernian boss John Collins has backed Lewis Stevenson to recapture his form.
The highly-rated midfielder has dropped down the pecking order at Easter Road in recent weeks.
Stevenson has voiced his frustration at not playing regularly, but Collins has urged the Scotland Under 21 international to remain patient and wait for his chance to get back in the first team
Form"Lewis' form dipped a wee bit and we felt that he needed a break," Collins told the Scotsman.
"He has a lot of talent but he had played a lot of games and needed a rest.
"He'll be back though and will have a big role to play at Hibs because he's done very well whenever we have needed him."