Hibs manager Jack Ross believes the club will be able to get through the next few months without needing staff and players to cut their wages.

The Easter Road outfit are looking at an uncertain period along with many other clubs around the world, with action suspended far and wide due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Hibees need to pay their staff but will be unable to rely on any matchday income for the foreseeable.

Ross doesn’t envisage wage cuts at Easter Road like ones at Hearts. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The club had home games against St Johnstone and Celtic to come before the split, and also had a Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts at Hampden Park.

Speaking of the Jambos, Hibs’ bitter rivals were one of the first clubs to implement cost-cutting measures amid the shutdown, with Hearts owner Ann Budge requesting 50% wage cuts from players and staff to help sustain the club.

While the situation is undoubtedly tough, Ross can’t see the Hibs board taking similar action.

He told BT Sport: “From our point of view, I think we’re ok at the moment. We’re quite a stable club and that has been well-documented.

Ross hopes all SPFL clubs survive (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“But speaking from a personal point of view, I’m not naïve enough to believe that if the situation continues for an indefinite period, there won’t be challenges for all football clubs, even the healthiest ones.

“I’m sure those in the profession will understand that when they come along.”

Ross is likely to be proven correct with Barcelona, one of the game’s richest club’s, already reportedly looking at cuts in player and staff wages.

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