After a very poor start to the season, Hibs seem to have got back on track recently. They have ended the run of defeats with a couple of creditable draws, against both Celtic and Aberdeen.
In fact, they would have defeated Aberdeen had it not been for some poor finishing. They have also reached the semi-final of the Betfred Cup.
As they aim to continue their decent run, the last thing that the Easter Road side needed was an injury to one of their most important players.
Unfortunately, that seems to have happened. The Scotsman recently reported that Scott Allan is a doubt for the first match after the international break against Hamilton Accies.
Key player has ankle injury
The report goes on to say that he suffered strained ankle ligaments in the draw with Aberdeen, but that the club are hopeful that his injury will have cleared up for the match against Ross County the week after the Hamilton game.
Even if the injury isn’t the most severe Allan has had, it is still a blow to a Hibs side which needs to start turning draws into victories.
Another concern about the timing of the injury will be the fact that the Ross County game is only a week before the Betfred Cup semi-final.
Needs to be fit for semi-final
If Hibs are to have any chance of defeating Celtic in that game, they will need all their best players fully fit. That means Allan. He was excellent in the recent 1-1 draw with the Celtic Park side, and will be key to Hibs’ chances at Hampden Park.
Paul Heckingbottom will be frustrated that just as Hibs seem to be on the way to ending their poor run of form, one of their most important players could be out for at least one game.
It will then be up to Allan’s replacements in the squad to help Hibs back to winning ways against Hamilton Accies.