Hibs make the short trip up the M9 to face Alloa in an encounter which they really need to win even at this early stage of the season.
Two successive league defeats sees Alan Stubbs men sit six points behind city rivals Hearts who top the table with only three games played, and the Easter Road side can ill-afford to fall further adrift.
Alan Stubbs is refusing to use Alloa’s 4G playing surface as any excuse for Hibs not playing well.
Stubbs said: ‘We are still playing with a round ball and on a surface that is flat, so there are no excuses.’
Alloa Team News:
Alloa have no long term injury concerns.
Player to watch: Liam Buchanan
Edinburgh born and Hibs daft, the striker will look to try to punish his boyhood heroes.
Hibernian Team News:
Lewis Stevenson and Liam Craig return after suspension although Paul Hanlon will miss out again with a knee injury.
Player to watch: Matthew Kennedy
The on loan Everton winger has enthral led fans with some fine skill over the past two games and will hope to continue his form against the Wasps.
Match Facts & Stats
This is the first league encounter between the sides since 1933.
Hibs to win.
Hibs have next weekend off due to the international break before facing Cowdenbeath at Easter Road.