Tam McManus is of the view that Hibernian star Dylan Vente has not scored enough goals so far this season and believes a bit of time on the bench is what the forward needs.


Hibs paid a hefty transfer fee to Dutch outfit Roda JC to bring the 24-year-old Dutch forward to Easter Road in the summer transfer window.


However, Vente has so far scored only six times in 29 appearances in all competitions and was left as an unused substitute in Hibs’ last two games.




McManus stressed that Vente has not scored enough goals in the ongoing campaign to justify his price tag and stated that he is not surprised by Nick Montgomery’s decision not to use the forward in the last two games.


The ex-Hibs star also thinks that a bit of time on the bench is something that might help Vente and he pointed out that the Dutch forward could get his season going if he scores a couple of goals coming on as a substitute.



“Dylan Vente now finds himself among those subs and he’s not even got off the bench in the last two games despite being the marquee signing last summer”, McManus wrote in his Daily Record column.


“Surprising? Not really.



“Vente hasn’t scored enough goals.


“He came with a hefty price tag, up there with the club’s record signings, but not really produced.


“Maybe a wee seat on the bench is what’s needed.


“If he can come on a score a couple as a substitute then that could fire him up for the rest of the season.”


Hibs are set to face sixth placed Dundee at the weekend and it remains to be seen whether Montgomery will provide Vente with an opportunity to get back into his form.