Jack Ross has named his starting XI as Hibs head to Ibrox to face Rangers this afternoon.
Ofir Marciano replaces Matt Macey between the sticks in the only Hibees change from their 3-0 win over Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup. Rangers name a strong XI ahead of next weekend’s Old Firm derby, captain James Tavernier still unavailable while Borna Barisic returns.
Hibs are looking to become the first team since Hamilton Accies in March 2020 to beat Rangers at Ibrox. They ran the Scottish Premiership champions close in a narrow Boxing Day clash and will look for more here after Aberdeen put the pressure on in the race for third, Hibs advantage in that position now down to four points.
Ross said ahead of the match: “It is the biggest task you can get currently in Scottish football. That record is not easy to put together and is testament to Rangers’ level of consistency this season and beyond
“For us, we gauge it on the time we were there this season, on Boxing Day and we performed really well and pushed Rangers really hard that day. We feel all the games against them this season have been hugely competitive and that game at Ibrox we felt we performed well.
“If we perform to the same level then I think we have a chance of winning the game. On that day we lost it and that is why they have that terrific home record, because they have found ways to win games at times. But for us, while acknowledging the size of the task, we take a lot of encouragement from the last time we were there.”
Here is Hibs’ starting XI and who they’ll face in the Rangers clash
Hibs starting XI
Marciano, McGinn, Hanlon, Porteous, Boyle, Gogic, Irvine, Doig, Newell, Doidge, Nisbet
Rangers starting XI
McGregor, Patterson, Goldson, Helander, Barisic, Kamara, Davis, Aribo, Roofe, Kent Morelos
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