Hibs boss Neil Lennon must be rubbing his hands with glee and smiling like a Cheshire cat with the news that 90% of his first-team squad should be fit and available for selection for Wednesday (Halloween) nights Tynecastle trip.
Martin Boyle, Daryl Horgan, Steven Whittaker, and Jamie Maclaren all played against Celtic last weekend even though they were suffering from various minor knocks, but the good news is that the ten-day break between Saturday’s disappointing 4-2 defeat and the Premiership humdinger away at Hearts in a few days should be enough time for any niggles to dissipate.
Q&A for @HibernianFC Dev Squad today at Hibs Training Centre with Daryl Horgan ???????? – part of #HibsADD (Academy Development Diploma) From Galway to RoI via @sligorovers @CorkCityFC @DundalkFC @pnefc & Hibs. Thanks Daryl for sharing journey. Great mention for exHibee @eoindoyle88 pic.twitter.com/pCC3hqktze
— Sean McPartlin (@SeanMcP) October 23, 2018
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— Paul Hanlon Testimonial (@han10n) October 20, 2018
Paul pulled his hamstring during the League Cup penalty shootout defeat against Aberdeen precisely a month ago. However, the defender’s rehabilitation is thought to be going well and could be available.
The 30-year-old defender was last seen during the 6-0 Hamilton thumping on 6th October but came off after 82 minutes following an injury.
The club has been coy as to his current condition.
The Manchester City 22-year-old on loan winger is still nursing a hamstring sustained during the end of September’s 1-0 away win at St Mirren.
With only five first-team appearances under his belt, the Ghana international must be chomping at the bit to get back to action.
Assessments suggest he could be intention.
The rest of the squad appear to be fighting fit.
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— Hibernian FC (@HibernianFC) October 24, 2018