Hibs’ Scottish Premiership fixtures against Ross County and Livingston, postponed because of the Hibees’ Covid outbreak have been rescheduled the SPFL have confirmed.

Ross’ side will visit Dingwall on Wednesday, November 24 at 7.45 pm before making the short trip to Livingston on Wednesday, December 8 at 7.45 pm.

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Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell (Photo by Alan Rennie)

The Easter Road side have been left with only eight fit players across the senior and development squads with 22 players and staff either testing positive for Covid or having to self-isolate.

Hibs have closed down their stadium and training ground to allow both to have a deep clean ahead of the return of players and staff – with the Cabbage no doubt hoping they can end their dismal run of form on the pitch once they return.

With this weekend’s game against Livi having already been pulled, Hibs will have gone a month without a game by the time Jack Ross’ side are back in action and chief executive Ben Kensell admits that is a concern that’s been discussed at “some length” with the manager.

 

It’s always going to be a concern. Ultimately, it’s Jack’s concern and we’ve discussed it at some length. We will need to get our players back as soon as we can.

“It’s not just playing competitive football in a stadium; it’s the training ground being closed for a period of time to ensure there’s no further infection. The training ground will be closed until Monday after medical advice. All the team and staff will remain at home.”

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