Hibs have been handed a nice lift with League Cup quarter-final progression according to manager Jack Ross.

The Hibees are through to the last eight after a 1-0 win over Dundee on Saturday. A goal from Jamie Murphy towards the end of the half secured a vital win for Ross as his side marched on in the tournament.

Hibs manager Jack Ross was delighted.

Hibs are through after getting past Dundee with a 1-0 scoreline on Saturday. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

With Premiership names such as Aberdeen, Celtic, Motherwell and Kilmarnock all out, a big opportunity for success awaits Hibs. They will face Alloa at the Indodrill for a place in the semi-finals, Ross’ old team putting Hearts out the cup over the weekend.

It’s all about winning in cup competitions and Ross reckons the Dee result provides his players with a lift: “The most important thing in these games is to get through because it’s not easy to win these games.

“So to get through to another quarter-final is great for the club and for this group of players. I am delighted because it was a hard game. When you play a team again so quickly, especially after beating them so comfortably before, the next game is harder.

Hibernian v Dundee

Tough test for Ross. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“That’s the way it worked out so I’m happy to get through. We have had a lot of games lately and won a lot of matches, so it’s demanding to keep producing – both physically and psychologically.

“So we have tried to use the squad well and the players who came on helped us win the game and were excellent. It’s a cliche but cup competition is all about getting to the next round. It was difficult but I felt we deserved to go through.”

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