They’ve raised their win tally significantly since his arrival- and now Jack Ross isn’t ruling out the possibility of Hibs finishing in a European spot.
The Hibees have lost just one of their nine game since returning from the winter break. Three games in a week culminated with a crucial 2-1 win over Kilmarnock most recently.
Greg Docherty opened the scoring with a superb curling effort before Chris Burke equalised for the hosts. Adam Jackson struck before half time to give the Hibees a big three points which puts a four-point gap between them in sixth and Kilmarnock in seventh.
Hibs are now looking up the way. They were in eighth prior to Ross’ arrival in November with just two league wins to their name. Now European football next season isn’t being ruled out with nine on the board.
“It’s been a great week, it’s been a good two or three months for us in general,” said Ross. “Post-winter break, to bang out three wins in a tough fixture schedule is great. It was really pleasing.
“We had to dig it out and be resilient. I think they are getting better at that and growing in confidence. We stood up to it I think. It wasn’t so long ago we were in a difficult position.
“The fact that finishing third is even being spoken about is testament to the progress being made. We are just trying to win as many games as we can and seeing where that takes us, it’s an exciting period.
“When you get thrown in mid-season, it’s easy to say this is where I thought we would be. I didn’t really know as you are thrown into it very quickly and the team is obviously not in a great position.
“But I did think there were good players here. They are really keen to do well and that was a good starting point. When I came in I had no targets other than getting away from the position we were in at the beginning.
“We were in a relegation fight not so long ago and that, allied to the cup quarter final, means there’s plenty for the group to be excited about.”