Hibs manager Jack Ross has provided an update on Jamie Murphy after the Rangers loanee limped off during the Hibees’ 3-1 win over Brora Rangers.

Ross named a much-changed side against the Highland League champions and the Cattachs didn’t make it easy for their Premiership hosts. Stevie Mallan scored two in the first eight minutes before Brora Rangers hit back in the second half.

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Ross’ men won 3-1 but Rangers loanee Jamie Murphy limped off. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Hibees had to wait until injury time as Paul Hanlon scored a third for Hibs. It’s a win for Ross in Hibs’ League Cup opener but one concern was Murphy, who limped off holding his hamstring.

Ross has provided an update on the attacker as he hailed the performance of Stevie Mallan: “Stevie contributed two goals and an assist for the third but that is what Stevie has.

“He has that ability to create and score from the middle of the pitch and he has been unfortunate this season [not to play more] because we have used the fewest number of players in the Premiership.

“Jamie Gullan is another example of a player who did as much as they could do tonight in terms of their own performance. I don’t think it was nervous. It was more anxious than it should have been but we were still in control.

“I was a little bit frustrated with the second-half performance “Equally, we had a lot of players on the park who hadn’t played a lot this season and it was nice to get them on the park and part of the team.

“Jamie felt his hamstring but I don’t think it is too serious.  I would expect Saturday to be too soon for him and Tuesday possibly too but working towards Ross County. We’ll assess him.”

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