Jack Ross has hailed the impact of Martin Boyle and Christian Doidge after their weekend exploits helped hand Hibs a big win.
The Hibees won 3-0 on their travels to Motherwell. After a tough first half ended 0-0, Ross’ men emerged for the second half in style, Boyle, Doidge and Stephen McGinn hitting the net.
Starting with Boyle, Ross says this can kick the Australian on after his first league goal since September 12: “I’ve been really pleased with Martin. There were such high expectations because of how he’s performed recently and the impact he had when I came in.
“Maybe people pay more attention to him because in recent weeks his form has been really good. That’s obvious when he scores such a good goal and he was unfortunate not to score before that.”
Another in line for praise from Ross was Welshman Doidge. Having not scored in the league since September’s match with Rangers, the Hibs manager was made up for his hard-working striker, having made the ‘difficult’ choice to name him as a substitute in this fixture.
“I was delighted for him,” said Ross. “He was unfortunate not to play. It was a difficult decision for me. Any time I leave him out, it isn’t easy for me, and he’s trained really well this week, so it was tough.