Hibs manager Jack Ross admits there was a “palpable excitement” among his players at training on Monday after their Premier Sports Cup semi-final win over Rangers as he prepares his side for a hectic run of games over the next six weeks.

Ross’ side face 12 games in 41 days after securing their place in next month’s League Cup final at Hampden and the Easter Road boss confessed that it is “good” that his side are in a positive place mentally.

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“When you win a game and you play well within it, it means that when you return to work as we did on the Monday morning there is palpable excitement and optimism around the group,” Ross said.

“There is always honesty about them and the recognition of when they play well and when they don’t play well. So, they understand that they won the game on Sunday because they did all aspects of the game very well.

“It is good for us to go into this period that lies ahead in that frame of mind, and it gives the group a reminder that they are a good squad – as long as they keep understanding and remembering why that is the case.”

The Easter Road side face Ross County tonight in the Premiership in a rearranged fixture, postponed twice as a result of Hibs’ Covid outbreak.

After slipping out of the top six over the weekend, a win for Ross’ side would see them overtake St Mirren and re-take sixth in the table.

However, after a stint out of action of their own, Ross County will no doubt be fired up for the clash with the Hibees in Dingwall tonight.

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