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."