Date: 15th November 2006 at 5:34pm
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Hibs boss John Collins wants his side to start attacking from the back, according to defender Rob Jones.

The 27-year-old giant moved to Easter Road from Grimsby Town in the summer and, at 6ft 7in, he towers over his team-mates and opponents.

But Collins wants Jones to be much more than a huge defender that merely clears the ball down the park, as he attempts to mould a side that can offer a danger from anywhere on the park.

Jones told the Edinburgh Evening News: ‘The new gaffer has come in and wants me and Shelton to get on the ball and play, that is made so much easier by the fact that we’ve got guys like Mikey Stewart, Scott Brown, Kevin Thomson and Guillaume Beuzelin in midfield in front of you.

‘If you have confidence in them because you know that they are not going to give the ball away, then that really helps. I think that has shown in the three games that we have played since the gaffer has been here.

‘To begin with it was daunting because I’ve not done that before but I came here to progress as a footballer and this is another stepping-stone towards me progressing. It is giving me confidence to put my foot on the ball and hopefully it adds another string to my bow really.’

HIbs are currently fifth in the table, just three points behind second-placed Rangers, and will hope their resurgence under Collins will continue when they travel to Motherwell at the weekend.

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One Reply to “Hibs boss wants attack from back”

  • seems like he is trying to play some good attacking football and trying to get the results needed to climb up further in the leaugue….

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