Amid the whole Scott Allan transfer saga it seems this weekend’s fixture against Morton has been largely overshadowed but it’s a game Hibs know they have to win.
Last Saturday’s desperate effort against Dumbarton will hopefully be the kick up the rear the squad require with under par performances not acceptable regardless of opposition.
Morton are another team who could be considered relegation candidates and as such, fans will expect a strong showing from the Hibees as they make their league bow at Easter Road.
Hibernian Team News:
Hibs will likely be considering changes following the defeat to Dumbarton and Dan Carmichael, Alex Harris and Martin Boyle all took part in this week’s development squad match against Falkirk as they seek full fitness.
Still out are Farid El Alagui, James Keatings, Jordan Forster and Danny Handling so Hibs are short both at the back and up top.
In Allan’s absence, John McGinn, who featured for half an hour against the Sons, could make his full debut.
Player to watch: Fraser Fyvie
Had a horror show last weekend and will be determined to make amends. Will hopefully show his class coming out of Scott Allan’s shadow.
Greenock Morton Team News:
No major injury scares for Morton who are likely to be unchanged after opening their campaign with a draw last week.
Player to watch: Ross Forbes
Once a very promising midfielder at Motherwell, the midfielder is hoping to resurrect his career in Greenock following an indifferent spell with Partick Thistle.
A good set piece taker- he’ll need to be kept quiet.
Match Facts & Stats
The last time the teams met at Easter Road saw Hibs fall to a 4-3 extra time defeat in the Scottish League Cup back in August 2008.
The match is probably best remembered for the instantly forgettable Joe Keenan notching his one and only goal for the club.
Hibs have to win. No other result is acceptable so I go Hibernian 3 Morton 1.
Hibs travel to Ibrox next Sunday in what is sure to be a welcoming atmosphere after the Scott Allan saga!