Hibs moved above Celtic with their latest success on the road – and fans should revel in the achievement says Hibees boss Jack Ross.
The Easter Road side beat Hamilton comprehensively away from home, winning 4-0. There were four different scorers too, Martin Boyle, Christian Doidge, Paul McGinn and Kevin Nisbet all netting as they moved above Celtic ahead of their game with Kilmarnock.
After 17 league games, it’s something Hibs should be proud of according to Ross: “It’s nice for the fans – to look at the table and see themselves in that position after 17 league games is brilliant.
“It might only be for 24 hours but it’s a reflection on how they’ve done this season so far. It’s up to them to be relentless in their work and replicate that in the second half of the season, because while it’s been a good season, it’s only been a half season.”
His players have been brilliant this term, Ross left content with his hard-working group on and off the park. He believes they deserve enormous credit for the work put in so far this season.
“I inherited a group who are terrific types, they’re really good to work with and we’ve added good players who are good characters,” said Ross. “We’re a group who get on really well and we’ve a real common goal this season. It’s not always been as comfortable as this in terms of it all clicking together.”
One player who caught the eye from the bench in Hamilton was Steven Bradley, who came close to marking his debut with a brilliant goal. Ross said: “He’s got a really good chance.
“He’s very comfortable in possession, and playing on that side of the pitch on his left foot suits him. He’s got an opportunity through circumstance.
“He made a couple of League Cup appearances but it was great for him to make his league debut. He’s one we’re really excited about.”
In the past two matches, Hibs have scored seven without reply. This comes after Ross said last week before beating Motherwell that teams don’t win by more than three very often, the Hibs boss happy to eat his words.
“It’s made me look incredibly stupid, but long may it continue because I’ll quite happily look stupid if we continue to produce performance and results like that,” Ross laughed.
“We anticipated a difficult match because teams find it hard at Hamilton. So to win the game first and foremost, and have a performance that was really good, with a clean sheet and scoring four goals, it’s a good afternoon.”
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