Jack Ross had a strange deadline day- but the Hibs boss was soothed by the character his squad showed in the 2-2 draw with St Mirren.
Hibs were pegged back early on by the Buddies. Conor McCarthy netted his first goal in St Mirren colours with a header before Tony Andreu doubled the lead for Ross’ former employers.
He made sure they wouldn’t leave Leith with three points though. Scott Allan got Hibs back in the game before Christian Doidge scored his fourth goal in four days to salvage a Hibees point.
Deadline day brought three in and let one out at Hibs. Marc McNulty, Paul McGinn and Greg Docherty arrived whilst Florian Kamberi moved to Rangers. Ross has opened up on the events of that day as he praised his side for their battling qualities against the Buddies.
“Our home record in recent times has been encouraging,” said Ross. “But the way we started the game, and finding ourselves two behind, to come back and take something is encouraging.
“We are in the middle of a punishing schedule, I think that was our fifth game in 13 days. We keep trying to freshen things a wee bit to keep an energy to it, but we were a little bit reactive.
“It was a day where too many of us looked a wee bit off. But credit to the players, they showed character to drag themselves back into it. I thought second half we were brilliant without being at our best.
“We’ve brought in three good players with pedigree in Scottish football. All three will help us and strengthen us. It was a peculiar day so it was difficult because of the complexity of the deals.
“We’re pleased with how it worked out in the end.”