Jack Ross has saved some of his praise for three specific Hibs stars after they beat Aberdeen 3-0 at Easter Road.

After a cagey first half, Martin Boyle stepped up and rounded Joe Lewis, knocking the ball into the net. He added a second soon after before a lovely Florian Kamberi run ended with a goal as Ross’ men ran out 3-0 winners.

Kamberi scored the third. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With how tight the first half was, Ross will be delighted that his side have walked away with all three points. It moves them one point behind Kilmarnock in fifth and seven off Aberdeen in fourth.

It’s the perfect response to their 2-1 setback away to Ross County during the week and the Hibees boss has singled out Boyle, Melker Hallberg and Ofir Marciano for praise in the aftermath of this result.

“I’ve been really pleased with the performance levels since I’ve came, ” Ross said. “We continued that again today against a team that are difficult to beat.

Delighted with the result. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“To win in that manner is really pleasing. The quality of our goals are terrific, I perhaps never fully appreciated them at the time but I’ve watched them again and they’re really good.

“He’s (Boyle) a really good player. He’s quick but is also a good footballer, he helped us. He is a terrific character and has desire to do well. He is a good all-round footballer as well as being quick.

“Ofir’s been training well and I’ve been impressed with him today. It was an opportunity for him to get back in and he is a very good shot stopper, I see that every day. From his point of view he’s taken the opportunity.

Marciano returned for Hibs. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

“Hallberg’s got the capability to play there (CDM). He’s still a young man and he’s another one I’ve been really impressed with, he’s a good player. He’s also intelligent and wants to learn the position.

“I spoke with him individually yesterday and showed him some things and he took them on board today. At the moment I’ve been pleased with him.”

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