Gary Deegan has impressed teammate and fellow midfielder David Wotherspoon

Gary Deegan has helped Hibs make a strong start to the SPL season.

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David Wotherspoon admits being impressed by the performances of Hibs' summer signing Gary Deegan.

Deegan moved to Edinburgh from Coventry in August and has helped Hibs make a solid start to their SPL campaign.

Hibernian are currently second in the table and Wotherspoon said of his fellow midfielder: "The first game of the season when we lost to Dundee United wasn't so good and I think a lot of people feared for us," he told the Edinburgh Evening News.

"But we have recovered well from that and I think the boys who have been brought in are really hard-working.

"Ben Williams has been terrific for us so far, James McPake has been a rock and centrally the manager got Gary Deegan in.

"I think he has proved to be a bit of a good find and he's been very popular with the supporters.

"He's got a lot of fight about him and he's good to play alongside because he has got plenty of instructions and bits of advice to give you. He's a great example and good for everyone around him."