Hibs boss Jack Ross has praised Rangers loanee Greg Docherty after the Hibees secured a 4-1 win over BSC Glasgow.
The midfielder linked up well with Mark McNulty in the comfortable victory. The Gers loanee assisted McNulty twice and scored the fourth goal as Hibs eventually coasted over the finish line despite a good BSC showing.
They’ve got a favorable quarter final tie to look forward to now also. Championship side Inverness will travel to Easter Road for the last eight tie, a match Hibs will once again be favourites for.
In the aftermath of this tie though, Ross has said the conditions his team had to play in were nearing a ‘farcical’ level as he hailed the impact of Docherty.
“I’m pleased to progress, it was always going to be a difficult tie for a variety of reasons,” said Ross. “The sloppiness of the goal we conceded makes it a bit more challenging but we’ve went through comfortably in the end.
“You don’t have any divine right to win any football match. It takes effort, commitment and quality. Eventually we showed that. As the game progressed, the conditions became borderline farcical.
“It’s up there with the worst wind I’ve experienced from the sidelines but I played at Broadwood for years at Clyde so I’m used to playing in the wind. In terms of the impact it was having on the ball, it was getting up there.
“There was a doubt over the game a wee bit with the conditions but we’re pleased to get it played and to have won it. I think Greg Docherty got better as the game went on.
“Greg’s an incredibly fit lad but match sharpness is the thing for him. I know he spoke after the St Mirren game about that being the first time he’s played competitively since August.
“Getting into that flow of playing is challenging. I thought he got stronger and deserved his goal today for his efforts.”