Hibs manager Jack Ross is hoping Martin Boyle, Christian Doidge and Kevin Nisbet can hit a combined 50 goals this season after another clinical display.

Boyle in particular was impressive as Nisbet’s penalty and the Australian international’s finish sealed a 2-1 victory over Livingston that secures European football for next season. Chasing down third spot in the Scottish Premiership and a Scottish Cup quarter-final win against Motherwell this weekend, Ross has set a target.

Boyle was brilliant for Hibs.

Boyle was brilliant for Hibs. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The trio have scored over 40 goals between this season and Ross hopes they can hit 50: “I’ve said recently about encouraging other players to get on the scoresheet but when you’ve got a front three that have contributed as many goals as they have then I don’t think you can complain.

“They’re all in good form at the moment as well, which is probably the biggest bonus for me. They’ve all contributed over the season in different ways and at different times. Right now, the three of them are in a really good place and some of the play first half was terrific.

“Martin was unplayable at times. Brilliant for us if they can get close to that 50 goal mark for the season as a trio then that is outstanding.  He’s a top, top player in this league. To produce the number of goals and assists he does is not easy. He’s a terrific asset for us.

“A lot of our work is based on how to get the best from him, so we put our faith in him if you like. We played brilliantly in the first half. In fairness to Livingston, they made the game difficult. We didn’t play as well (in the second half) but we found a way to win.”

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