St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas hails Lee Croft debut

Hibs' debut goalscorer Lee Croft
Croft is on loan at Easter Road from Derby

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas hailed debutant Lee Croft after the on-loan winger paved the way for Saints' win.

The Derby player hit the opener as the Perth side came out on top in a five-goal thriller at Hibs to move up to fourth in the Scottish Premier League.

Lomas said: "There's more to come from Lee. He's a good player. He has got goals and assists in him."

But the manager warned: "The game should have been over and done with. We had enough chances to kill it off."

Lomas was upset that his team had to rely on a late winner from Francisco Sandaza, who collected a pass from the left and swivelled to squeeze a shot past Mark Brown, however he praised the fortitude of his players.

"Our boys have got character, they've got honesty. It's been a theme and they're a pleasure to be with, they are proper pros," said the Northern Irishman.

"Fran being Fran just showed what he's all about. It was a special goal.

"He's a special talent and when he puts in the effort and committment to his game he's a fantastic asset."