They are pushing for European football and third place in the Scottish Premiership – with Hibs manager Jack Ross hoping to reward fans for their loyalty.

The Easter Road club have released their season tickets for the upcoming 2021/22 campaign with renewed hope supporters will be able to attend matches at Easter Road next term, having been locked out of the 2020/21 matches. Sales are over 1,000 in the first 24 hours and Ross is thankful for the support shown this season.

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Playing without fans at Hibs’ home. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He said: “It’s helped me massively this season in terms of getting the squad together that we have done. That was because of the number of people who committed to buying season tickets. At that time there was an enormous amount of uncertainty.

“I don’t think we envisaged it was going to be a whole season without fans. Although we are making positive steps towards getting fans back into the stadium, I think there will be fans who can’t get to the games as frequently as they would like.

“If supporters can continue to back us like they did last year then it helps us grow as a club and become that consistent top force in the country. As a group, we have the motivation to reward the supporters for their loyalty.”

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Thankful for support. (Photo by SNS Group)

Hibs host Livingston tonight as they look to restore their advantage in third spot to seven points, Ross adding: “We have worked incredibly hard to put ourselves in a position to achieve success and now this is a really important part of the season for us and we have to capitalise on that opportunity we have given ourselves.

“We have had a good break from Easter Road which has allowed the pitch to improve a little bit as that was troubling for us in terms of the playing surface but it has had some work on it over the last couple of months since we were last there so we are looking forward to playing on an improved surface which hopefully should help us.”

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