Agony as Joseph Wollacott picks up an injury 16 minutes into his competitive debut for Hibernian

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Black Stars goalkeeper, Joseph Wollacott suffered a hamstring injury after just 16 minutes into his competitive debut for Scottish fold Hibernian in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League against Inter d’Escaldes of Andorra on Thursday evening.

Wollacott who joined the club this summer from Charlton Athletic was handed an unexpected start following an injury to first choice Goalkeeper, David Marshall during the warm-up for the game.

Unfortunately for the Ghanaian Goalkeeper, his debut ended after just 16 minutes into the game, picking up a hamstring injury, similar injury that was suffered by David Marshall.

The injury meant a debut for young Goalkeeper Max Boruc who was originally not part of the matchday squad and had played for the Development Squad the night before.

In the absence of Jojo Wollacott and David Marshall, the rest of the Hibernian squad stepped up to the task as they managed to turn around a shocking 2-1 defeat in Andorra, winning 6-1 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate.

Martin Boyle and Josh Campbell grabbed braces, while Christian Doidge and Elie Youan scored the other goals.

The win sends the team into the second round of the qualifiers, where they’ll face FC Luzern of Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Joseph Wollacott is expected to undergo a scan on Friday to know the extent of the injury. The 26-year old will be hoping mother luck will smiles on him this time, having missed the 2022 Qatar World Cup due to an injury.

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