Hibs’ U18s squad have missed out on the chance to face Chelsea after a friendly between the pair was cancelled.

A Chelsea youth squad was set to travel to Scotland to face Hibs’ rising stars, some of which have been linked with moves to the English Premier League, including striker Ethan Laidlaw. But plans for the match due to be held this week have been abandoned.

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A Chelsea test has been cancelled. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Head coach Jack Ross has had Hibs youngsters training with the first-team in pre-season ahead of their UEFA Europa Conference League match with FC Santa Coloma, Steven Bradley one the club are excited about. A short statement on the Chelsea match reads: “The U18s game against Chelsea, due to take place at HTC, has been cancelled.”

Ross’ team beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly this week and round off their preparations for matches in Europe against Raith Rovers in Iain Davidson’s testimonial tonight.

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