Hibs fans have been given some positive news ahead of next weekend’s League Cup final with Celtic at Hampden as national clinical director Jason Leitch insisted that there’s currently no planned changes ahead of next weekend’s showpiece game.
The Easter Road side travel to the national stadium managerless and on the back of a dismal run of league form but will be buoyed by their 3-1 win over Rangers in the semi-final last month.
While Leitch couldn’t guarantee things wouldn’t change before next weekend, he remains confident there wouldn’t be any substantial changes that would see the final played in front of a reduced crowd.
“On the 11th of December, yes, the Cup final is going ahead. Nobody can absolutely guarantee what will happen between this Saturday and next Saturday,” Leitch said, appearing on BBC Sportsound’s Off The Ball.
“But now, yes – the Cup final is going ahead. My advice to fans is to make sure they do a lateral flow test before they go and I really hope you’re vaccinated.
“We will tell you immediately if we think it has to change. We are watching the data every day.
“For now, and you’ll notice I keep saying the date because I’ve learned when you replay interviews if the date isn’t in them then sometimes people can say you said something different.
“On the 11th of December, yes, the Cup final can go ahead.”
Hibs warmed up for the final with a 1-1 draw with St Mirren this afternoon in Paisley, Joe Shaugnessy scoring a late equaliser for the hosts after Josh Campbell opened the scoring for the Hibees.
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