Hibs players can sense that achievement is on the way if they can keep up their high standards of late according to manager Jack Ross.

The Hibees secured a fourth win on the spin against Hamilton, Martin Boyle and Josh Doig goals sealing a good 2-0 victory for Ross that consolidates his side’s five-point gap in the Scottish Premiership’s third place position.

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Good day for Ross’ side. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He believes his players can sense they are close to their goal: “I think the players can smell the opportunities for success and the pleasing thing this season is that any time we’ve had any bumps or questions asked of us, we’ve responded well.

“Credit to Hamilton, I never thought we had massive control of the game, but what we did do was carry a threat and work Ryan Fulton a lot and when you do that, you are likely to score. There’s a long way to go for us, a lot of good teams competing to finish in that part of the table.

“But we’re in a good position and I think the players are enjoying their football at the moment as well. We had to work hard to win it because Brian’s team are in a good place. He got a reaction from them even with 10 men. They will be a difficult opponent for teams, so I’m pleased with the victory.”

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Pleased with victory. (Photo by SNS Group)

Jamie Hamilton’s red card in the build-up to Hibs’ first goal changed the game and Ross thought it looked soft: “I would argue that it’s difficult to say the red card decision determined the end result, but it certainly changed the dynamic of the game.

“I was close to the challenge but I’ve only since seen it from a wide angle which tells me nothing. I thought Jamie was a bit high and reckless with the tackle. But I was still surprised when he was sent off.”

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