Hibs midfielder Scott Allan has hailed the inspirational start to life under new manager Jack Ross.
Ross’ Hibees tenure has got off on the right foot with a fine 3-1 win over Motherwell. Goals from Christian Doidge, Florian Kamberi and Daryl Horgan secured the victory for the Easter Road side.
It was an impressive victory and one that Allan starred in. His passing caused Motherwell problems all afternoon and his driving runs were a threat too.
Allan says that Ross has been a joy to work with at Hibs so far: “His man-management skills with myself, and other players, have been really good. There’s been a lot of camaraderie around the camp this week, which has been really good.
“It allows you to go and express yourself and I think a lot of players showed that today.
‘You can’t buy that positivity. It depends on certain personalities and the manager and the assistant is a real livewire, which helps.”
Hibs manager Ross full of praise for Allan
The feeling is clearly mutual between the two parties, with Ross expressing his positive thoughts on Allan. The ex-Sunderland boss thinks the creative influence will thrive under his guidance.
“There is a misconception about Scott at times,” Ross said. “He is a brilliant boy and has a real thirst for football.
“He is probably his own harshest critic, too. The quality he gives us is hard to come by, so you need to try to harness it. I think he’ll enjoy the environment we create here.”