Hibernian boss Jack Ross is in favour of the introduction of an extra substitute trial for players who pick up a concussion.

The trial move would see any player that has a concussion in a game immediately taken off. The player would be replaced by a substitute if necessary.

A recent Evening Times report discloses that the SFA plan to implement the trial in the Scottish Cup from next year.

Manager supports move

Ross thinks it is a good idea. He believes the substitute rule should be introduced as soon as possible.

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“I think of out of all the recent rule changes that have been proposed or have been implemented, I think it’s one that should be relatively simple in how it’s welcomed in the game” he said.

“For me it’s pretty straight forward. If it can be implemented then I would think there would be a universal acceptance across Scottish football. I think it makes perfectly good common sense to the ability to remove a player to have a head injury assessed properly.”

Striker to return

In other news, Brown disclosed that Kevin Nisbet has recovered from his recent injury. The striker missed the midweek win over Alloa. However, he will be available to face Dundee United this afternoon.

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“He’s back in full training. Obviously I said during the week that it was more precautionary that he was left out against Alloa. He returned and did a bit yesterday (Thursday). He returned to full training today (Friday) and he’s feeling good, so he’ll be back with us.”

A win for Hibernian over Dundee United would see the team move into second place in the Premiership table. The chances of a Hibernian victory would likely be enhanced with Nisbet available.

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