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.
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.
“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.”