Hibernian boss Jack Ross has provided a fitness update on Jamie Murphy. Murphy, who has been in good form for the Easter Road side recently, suffered an injury in the recent win over Motherwell.
The Rangers loanee was forced off during the game with a hamstring problem. Unfortunately for the player, Ross has ruled the 31-year-old out of Hibernian’s trip to Hamilton on Premiership business on Saturday.
“He’ll be unavailable”
“In terms of squad wise, we’ll be without Jamie Murphy. Came off obviously with a hamstring injury last week, so he’ll be unavailable. So, Jamie Murphy out and Kyle Magennis in is the only changes from last week in terms of squad wise” the Hibernian boss said.
The injury is a blow for Murphy, as he has been performing well for Hibernian in their current run of good form. Hibernian have a run of big games coming up, including a Betfred Cup quarter-final against Alloa, and they will be hoping that Murphy is back sooner rather than later.
Injury comes at a bad time
Murphy has had some injury issues in the past, he will hope that this is just a slight niggle, and he will return to action soon.
As for Hibernian, they will still have plenty of motivation for the trip to Hamilton even with Murphy missing. Should they win the game, they will move about Celtic and into second place in the Premiership table.
That is incentive enough for Jack Ross and his side to get the win that would see then move into the position of possible title contenders, if only for 24 hours.