Hibernian boss Jack Ross hopes that the Scottish Cup can be resumed this season. As it stands, only the first two rounds of the tournament have been played.

The competition was suspended ahead of the third round to help Scotland deal with its battle against Covid-19. It seems that the tournament will remain suspended in February as well. The fourth round date will have league matches taking place instead.

Ross hopes that, as a football traditionalist, the tournament restarts. Although he accepts it might be difficult for that to happen this season.

“I’m a traditionalist”

“I would love to play it. I’m a traditionalist in that respect. We’ve already had the unusual circumstances of obviously finishing last season’s tournament this season, which I think people found a little bit unusual” he said.

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This season’s Scottish Cup is currently suspended (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I think ideally we would like to play the competition, and play it in its proper format. But I do think with each passing week it becomes more and more challenging” Ross continued.


The Hibernian boss would like some clarity from the SFA on the future of this season’s tournament.

Hoping for clarity on situation

“I do think once you get this month out the way you probably come into a fixture schedule that does allow for midweek dates. But it’s how you cram all those in, particularly for the sides that go far in the competition.

10/04/17 .HAMPDEN - GLASGOW.Former Hibernian goalkeeper Conrad Logan looks ahead to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final tie between Hibernian and Aberdeen.

Former Hibernian Scottish Cup hero Conrad Logan (Photo by Craig Williamson – SNS GroupSNS Group via Getty Images)

“Right now, I would much prefer to play the competition. I think if we all had some clarity on what might lie ahead for us then hopefully that would help us plan ahead as well” Ross said.

When the Scottish Cup resumes, Hibernian will face a trip to Queen of the South in the third round.

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