Hibernian manager Jack Ross has admitted that the club’s Easter Road playing surface won’t get much better this season.

Ross feels that some players in the team find it difficult to cope with the surface, and it was even discussed before the game against Kilmarnock at the weekend.

However, Ross has placed no blame on those in charge of the pitch. The current pandemic has meant that not much more can be done with the pitch.

“It’s not easy”

“Colin that looks after it (the pitch) has done has much as he can. He probably should have had more resources put to it, but I understand in the current climate it’s not easy to do that. We can’t do anything about that now. It’s not going to get much better, and it is hard” Ross said.

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Jack Ross watches Hibernian take on Kilmarnock (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It genuinely is, for the ball-carrying players it’s nigh on impossible, and then even moving the ball side to side becomes hard. We spoke about it before the game (against Kilmarnock) but I think sometimes the players have to actually set it themselves during the game.

“Got to find a way to win”

“In the second-half, it was ugly. The game was ugly. But sometimes you’ve got to find a way to win those matches” Ross concluded.

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Alex Gogic scores for Hibernian against Kilmarnock (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The good news for Jack Ross is that the Easter Road surface will get a rest this weekend. Hibernian are at Hampden Park, for a Betfred Cup semi-final tie against St Johnstone.

The next game that is due to played at Easter Road is on the 27th of January against Rangers.

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