Hibernian midfielder Stephane Omeonga has revealed Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is helping him look good on the pitch - after recommending a hairdresser.

On loan Genoa playmaker Omeonga came up against his fellow Belgian for the first time in last month’s Scottish Cup defeat to Celtic at Easter Road.

And rather than discuss football after the game, centre-half Boyata passed on details of a barber.

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The pair will locks horns again in Sunday’s televised clash at Easter Road and Omeonga hopes Hibs will be a cut above Boyata and the title-chasing Hoops.

He said: “I knew Dedryck Boyata and Oliver Ntcham from my time in Italy but I don’t speak to either before coming here.

“I actually spoke to Dedryck after the Celtic game and he gave me the address to a hairdresser but that’s all the advice I got.”

Omeonga has become an integral part of new head coach Paul Heckingbottom’s side after being named on the bench for the first three games following the Englishman’s arrival.

The 23-year-old is hoping the former Leeds United and Barnsley manager can help him realise his full potential.

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He added: “Since the manager has come in he has been very kind to me.

“On his first day I knew I wasn’t in the squad for the weekend but he spoke to me about it.

“He told me he could see I was doing well in training, it wasn’t going unnoticed and he believed in me.

“It was great that the manager did that and it spoke volumes about him.

“Coming to Scotland opens up a new market and if I do well here it could be the start of something big.

“As a footballer and as a man I think every experience teaches you something new and I feel that I will grow up as a man and as a player here.”