Hibs manager Jack Ross says a private health issue Scott Allan has is being investigated and that it will rule him our for tomorrow’s game with Rangers plus a couple of games after that at least.

Rangers are the visitors at Easter Road tomorrow and it’s a meeting of two sides in great form. Hibs have only conceded from open play whilst Rangers haven’t conceded at all this season.

Something will have to give if either side want to get three points tomorrow afternoon. But Allan won’t be involved as he is faced with a health issue at present.

Jack Ross has explained the details he can about Allan at this stage whilst saying that the test of Rangers will be a good ‘barometer’ of where the Hibees are at present.

“Scott Allan has a health issue at the moment that we are investigating further, so he’ll be out for the upcoming games,” said Ross. “It’s a health issue that’s a private and confidential matter, so if and when we have more understanding of it we’ll be prepared to comment.

Scott Allan will miss games ahead. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“But at the moment it rules him out for Sunday and the immediate games coming up after. We’ve set lofty ambitions and challenges to the players from pre-season. and they’re going the right way about meeting them,

“In some ways it is a good barometer because to get where we want to be, we need to win games like Sunday against that level of opposition. Rangers form and results this season have been outstanding and the way they have dominated the ball this season makes it difficult for teams to lay a glove on them.

“But the one thing for us is that we’ve carried an attacking threat this season and we’ve played in a manner that means we have players who can be a threat in forward areas.”

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