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Butcher: 'I see a lot of myself in Jordan'

Terry Butcher, the Hibernian manager, has extolled the displays of Jordan Forster after the teenage defender signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.

The 19-year-old has started in both of the matches since Butcher took over as manager.

That might have been considered as a necessity given injuries to James McPake and Michael Nelson, but Forster has earned his place in the Leith side. He is expected to start once more against Partick Thistle tomorrow, not least after the praise he has received from his manager.

"I see a lot of myself in Jordon," said Butcher. "He's still raw in many ways, but exciting to watch and exciting to coach. He has a desire to learn and there's a rawness that is exciting, especially in training, because he doesn't hold back, he gets wired right in. That's what I want, what I like."

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