Latas.Russell Latapy returned to his old Stadium at Easter Road on September 4 to play in a testimonial match for former Hibernian team-mate Ian Murray.

The “Little Magician” was given a standing ovation at the highly anticipated event which saw the present day Hibs team line up against the Hibs Legends.

Former French star Patrick Viera and Robert Pires also made guest appearances in the match. The Scotsman newspaper described Latapy as the fans’ favourite while the Edinburgh Evening News said he was sublime as ever.

Latapy however missed the final penalty in sudden death which saw the current Hibs eleven win the affair after being deadlocked 5-5 in regulation time.

“These guys never lose the skill, they just lose the pace and happens to all of us at the end! But you saw with John's finishes and Russell's through balls they were exceptional players and we were lucky to get them back.

“This might be the last chance the Hibs fans will get to see them play, so it's great for them as well,” Murray said.

Latapy also added: “It was a special team with a top manager in Alex McLeish who has gone on to prove at Rangers, Scotland and now in the English Premier League.

“It was a tremendous team which played entertaining football which was great for the fans. I had some fantastic years with Hibs.”