New Hibs manager Jack Ross says that putting former employers St Mirren to the sword doesn’t please him.

In his second game in charge, the ex-Buddies man guided Hibs to a 2-1 win. Christian Doidge scored once again before a Stevie Mallan penalty late on wrapped up the points.

Hibs’ leader. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Junior Morias scored late in the day but it was too late for St Mirren to salvage anything. Ross admits he owes an awful lot to the Buddies.

He told the Daily Record (page 53, 27/11/19): ” I know some people think footballers are mercenaries but this club were brilliant to me. I’ll never forget what we did here. I like coming here.

“But I don’t particularly enjoy coming here in opposition because it means a lot to me. I’m grateful for the reception. I came here with Sunderland in a friendly and that was strange because it was very quickly after I left.

No pleasure in beating St Mirren for Ross. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“That experience probably helped me tonight. I was able to get my head down and get on with my work and try to win the game.”

Beating St Mirren helps Ross maintain perfect start

After such an impressive performance against Motherwell, it was important that Hibs got the win against the Buddies. After riding a second half storm, they managed to.

It cements their place in the top six after three straight wins and a victory over Kilmarnock at the weekend could take them joint-fifth. They are only seven points off Aberdeen in third spot.

Cementing their top six bid. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

St Mirren meanwhile continue their relegation fight, sitting tenth with 11 points after 14 games. A trip to Pittodrie at the weekend doesn’t make it any easier for them.

Ross doesn’t seem to have enjoyed making their survival bid that bit harder either.

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