Hibs v Celtic: Confirmed starting XIs as Kyogo returns and Nisbet fit

Interim Hibs boss David Gray has named his starting XI for this afternoon’s Premier Sports Cup final clash with Celtic at Hampden – and there’s good news for the Hibees as striker Kevin Nisbet has been passed fit for the Easter Road side.

Hibs are looking to get their hands on the trophy for the first time in 14 years and Gray will be looking for a repeat of the win against Dundee on Tuesday night at Easter Road.


Nisbet and Chris Cadden were both doubts ahead of the game today after picking up knocks against Dundee but only Nisbet has been passed fit to start and makes the XI in a strong Hibs side – although Cadden is on the bench.

Since Jack Ross’ sacking, Gray has led Hibs to a draw then a win and with this likely to be his final game in charge, he’d love nothing more than to hand over to the new manager with a trophy tucked away.

Celtic are without Christopher Jullien, Jota, Albian Ajeti and Giorgos Giakoumakis but Japanese star Kyogo has returned to the starting XI.

Here are how the teams line up at Hampden for Hibs v Celtic in the League Cup final:

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