Jack Ross was left smiling over a couple aspects of Hibs’ 3-0 win over Ross County as he hailed the impact of Christian Doidge and Marc McNulty.
The Hibees had the lead inside ten minutes. McNulty was put through on goal by Scott Allan and he made no mistake with the finish. Doidge added a second from a corner as the first half drew to a close.
Icing was put on the cake with an Adam Jackson header. It consolidates Hibs’ top six position ahead of a huge game with seventh placed Kilmarnock on Sunday afternoon.
Hibs’ manager was pleased with the win over the Staggies and reckons it’s all looking good with regards to his newly-formed strike duo.
“I’m delighted for a couple of reasons,” said Ross. “One, when you play well and win, naturally you are pleased. But with the schedule we’ve had, eight games in 25 games or something this was, to produce that level of performance and result under those circumstances is pleasing.
“We’ve had very little time on the training pitch recently so we can’t say we’ve been constantly at it. What we’ve been doing is throwing them together, finding a way to have both of them in the team.
“I think it will get better but if you look at their goal contributions over the last two games you can’t be anything but pleased with it. I think the attributes they had suggested they were going to be good together.
“There will be times where they don’t play together but at the moment they offer us different strengths. At the moment the early signs are good. I was happy enough with three goals.”