Hibs defender Ryan Porteous will be fine to play Rangers at the weekend despite an awkward fall against St Mirren.
The promising defender made another strong appearance during a 3-0 win over the Buddies in Paisley. Goals from Kevin Nisbet, Joe Newell and Martin Boyle secured a fifth win from seven for Jack Ross’ team.
Porteous and the rest of the defence have been in terrific form so far this campaign. Ofir Marciano has yet to concede a goal from open play although they come up against a team in similar form this weekend, Rangers not conceding at all so far this season.
Steven Gerrard’s men are in an impressive moment, Rangers winning six and drawing once so far this season. It sets up for an intriguing encounter on Sunday afternoon.
It’s one that Porteous will be involved in. Ross says the young centre-back will be available for selection after avoiding injury during a collision with St Mirren’s Lee Erwin.
“Ryan was just winded; he fell awkwardly and landed on his back so he got a little bit of a fright,” Ross said (Hibs TV).
“It was quite a sore one to begin with but he’s fine now. He didn’t get much sympathy from the rest of the changing room.
“He’s part of a defensive unit that has been outstanding all season, and their record in terms of not conceding from open play deserves a lot of credit.”