Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom has commented on why Christian Doidge missed Saturday’s match with Ross County.

The striker had started Hibs’ past four games prior to the County clash but was omitted from the most recent squad.

Heckingbottom has explained why Doidge missed the Hibs v Ross County clash.

Heckingbottom has explained why Doidge missed the Hibs v Ross County clash. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Heckingbottom has explained why. He told the Hibs Twitter account: “Doidge picked up an ankle injury early on (At Hamilton). Anyone who was at the game probably saw him stay down after defending a set play.

“He rolled his ankle but he was fine to carry on. He’s just had a reaction to it and it has swelled up, so until we get the swelling down, he’s going to be out of action.”

Kamberi couldn’t captialise on opportunity

With the Welshman missing out, Florian Kamberi was introduced to the starting XI against the Staggies. He couldn’t make his start count as he failed to score and missed a decent opportunity.

Missed a good opportunity. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Swiss striker hit the post with a powerful shot, compiling his misery after former Hibee Ross Laidlaw denied him in the first half.

Ross County eventually fought back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw, the sixth time Hibs have dropped points this season after taking the lead. Heckingbottom clearly has to work out how to help his side maintain a lead in games.

As for Doidge, he’ll be out until his ankle swelling eases. Whether that’s against Livingston on Wednesday is another question, but Heckingbottom will have a decision to make when Doidge is available for action.

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