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Stevenson now 200 not out, but only just

Lewis Stevenson, the Hibernian utility player, made his 200th appearance for the club on Saturday, a landmark which was reached with a dramatic draw with Partick Thistle.

There have been moments during his eight years at Easter Road, however, which made him consider turning his back on the game altogether.

The 25-year-old is the longest-serving player in the Hibs squad and can look back on a League Cup triumph in 2007 when he was named man of the match in the final. More recent travails at the club have hit him hard and Stevenson has admitted that they caused him to consider his future.

"I felt like football was the best thing in the world at the start," he said. "[But] I've also had a few niggling injuries and a loss of form where I felt I couldn't do anything right. I was fed up with the game - not just [being] at Hibs - and I was beginning to think about things after football. But I kept my head down and dug in and it has worked out so far."

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