Jack Ross has hailed some of his Hibs attacking players after a clinical performance handed his team a victory over St Mirren.

The Buddies had been rocked by COVID-19 trouble before the game, having to sign Hearts keeper Zdenek Zlamal on a seven-day loan as the virus wiped out Jim Goodwin’s entire goalkeeping department.

But that didn’t mean Ross’ men were allowed to put on the brakes, pulling off a lethal display that saw them leave Paisley with a 3-0 win. Kevin Nisbet scored after 15 minutes before Joe Newell doubled the lead a couple of minutes later.

 

A Martin Boyle header made it 3-0 in the second half, making it five wins from seven for the Hibees. With Jamie Murphy making his full debut following a move from Rangers too, Ross was pleased with his attacking options.

“Jamie Murphy gives us a different dynamic,” explained Ross. “He picks up more narrow areas of the pitch and pockets than Martin Boyle does.

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Murphy has arrived from Rangers. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

“Martin enjoys that width and it is a good balance to have between your two wide players. Jamie is a very, very good player and I have been hugely impressed.  He is a really good player and I’m delighted to have him. His contribution today showed what he is going to bring to the club.

“I had a good feeling because of the way they have been training all week. Every time we win a game I am delighted for them because I know what they give me every day.

“The record since November last year has been brilliant. They are such a good group of players; the ones who are playing regularly and those who aren’t. I know what they are capable of and they are a good side, they have shown that consistently now and it is a case of keeping on doing it.”

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