Hibernian boss Jack Ross has provided an update on the Covid-19 situation at the club. An unnamed Hibernian player is currently self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 at home.

However, the good news for the Easter Road club, is that as well as the player showing no symptoms, the club does not need to have any other players or members of staff go into self-isolation.

“The club released a statement earlier in the week that a player had received a positive test. We had to submit the appropriate evidence in the aftermath of that from a test and trace perspective” he said.

Health board made decision

“That is obviously then given to the health board to make the decision based on that. They came back midweek and advised that no other players would have to isolate because of that.

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Hibernian boss Jack Ross watches his team in action against Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The circumstances of last weekend have probably helped us a little bit, as our game was postponed. Thankfully no more players have been forced to isolate because of the one positive test” Ross explained.

Ross admits that he was keen for last weekend’s trip to Ross County to go ahead, but it has also worked out for the club when it comes to injuries.

Postponement helped with injuries

“We were keen to play the game. Ideally we’d have liked to have played because of the form we are in, but we had a couple of doubts for last weekend that may have struggled to play in the game that are now available, which has probably helped us a little bit as well” Ross disclose.

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Hibernian defeated Hamilton 4-0 in December (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Hibernian return to action this afternoon with a home match against Hamilton.

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