Hibernian boss Jack Ross has taken the blame for a change in his team’s playing system which he feels didn’t pay off against St Johnstone.

The Hibs manager made a change in the second-half of the 2-2 draw which saw Christian Doidge replace Alex Gogic. However, Ross feels that the change didn’t work, and has blamed himself and not the player for that situation.

“We lost him”

“I probably made a mistake in that in terms of how the system we changed. Getting Christian on was the right thing to do. We brought Jamie (Murphy) in more centrally, and we lost him for maybe 10-15 minutes in the game and that’s my responsibility” Ross said.

Jack Ross encourages his Hibernian team

Jack Ross encourages his Hibernian team (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“When we got him back in the wide area he was very good. He had been for the bulk of the game. I said that to the players. I make mistakes at times, and I’m quite happy to admit that to the players” Ross concluded.

Managers don’t often admit mistakes, so those are certainly some intriguing from the Hibernian boss. Ross’ remarks seem to indicate how important Jamie Murphy is to the current Hibs side.

 

Manager won’t want to repeat error

Putting him into to the middle of the park was a mistake that Ross doesn’t seem eager to repeat.

Jack Ross watches Hibs vs St Johnstone

Jack Ross watches Hibs vs St Johnstone (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Easter Road side are back in action this weekend against Dundee in the Betfred Cup.

You would imagine that if Murphy starts the game against Dundee that he won’t be moved into the middle of the park.

Ross seems to have realised that to get the best out of his side, Murphy will need to stay on the wing.

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