Jack Ross has hailed the performances of Rangers loanee Greg Docherty and defender Paul McGinn following their bright contributions during a weekend Hibs win.

Both players arrived in the closing stages of the winter window. Docherty arrived from Rangers whilst McGinn moved from one of Ross’ former clubs, St Mirren.

McGinn arrived from St Mirren. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

They both featured in a crucial 2-1 win over Kilmarnock at the weekend, a win which takes Hibs four clear of Kilmarnock in seventh and five points off third.

Ross has praised the contributions of his Rangers loanee and fresh defender after hitting the ground running in Leith.

“You never know how quickly anyone will settle,” said Ross. “It is a new group and in mid-season you don’t have a lot of time to bed in with people. I saw Greg first hand in England and I thought he’d improved as a player.

Improved from his EFL spell. (Photo by Alan Hayward/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“He’d grown and he’s brought something we needed – an all round box to box type within the squad. He’s been terrific and his level of performance has been really good. You can see he’s enjoying his football, he looks confident. His all-round general fitness is outstanding.

“Paul attracts less headlines than Greg and Marc McNulty but I was desperate to get him. I’ve watched his career closely and he’s the type that gets overlooked in this country.

“But he’s just reliable and good at what he does week in, week out. He’s shown already how consistent he is.”

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