Hibs manager Jack Ross expects to see the “best” of his players when they face Celtic on Wednesday night after watching them make it three defeats in a row when they lost 1-0 to Aberdeen yesterday.

Christian Martinez scored the only goal of the game as the Dons ended their own ten-game run without a win, and Ross wants to see a reaction in the Easter Road squad before taking on Celtic.

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Ross thinks facing the resurgent Hoops will be a “test of character” for his side as they go through their toughest period since the manager’s appointment in the capital.

Hibs failed to even register a shot on target against Aberdeen yesterday but Ross insists things can change very quickly after three defeats on the spin.

“I think human nature dictates that when you lose games, your belief takes a dent slightly,” Ross said.

“Clearly when you win games, it rises. You see it all the time when clubs go on streaks.


“We’ve got a group that for pretty much a year and a half now has done things pretty well. This is probably the stickiest period they’ve had during that.

“It will be a test of character for them, for us. But it’s time to have that unity about them and also to remember why they’ve had a lot of positive results. We know that we’re in a difficult period at the moment but we can turn that around very quickly.

“We’ve got an opportunity to do that on Wednesday night. Everybody has different ways of looking at it. It’s a challenge against one of the top teams in the league and a team that are in very good form at the moment.

“It is a game that we’d expect to bring out the best in my players.”

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