Saturday’s postponed Scottish Premiership clash between Ross County and Hibs will take place on Wednesday night, the SPFL have confirmed.

After two positive Covid tests and a number of players in the Hibs camp being identified as close contacts, Saturday’s game was pulled at short notice – with the rearranged fixture organised to be played as quickly as possible.

Things were made harder on Saturday with the Easter Road side’s under-18s having played on Friday night – ruling them out of contention on the Saturday – however, a number of them could be forced into first-team action on Wednesday.

Both sides will have had a full week’s rest since their last outing, County thrashing Dundee 5-0 last week while Hibs went down to Celtic at home at the same time.

A statement from Hibs admitted the rearranged date wasn’t ideal for fans or the players but the SPFL opted to push ahead and schedule the game of Wednesday night in Dingwall with a 7.45pm kick-off.

CEO Ben Kensell has been in talks with the league over a new date, making it clear Hibs would prefer not to play this week citing their test results and the impact on supporters.

“Our cinch Premiership fixture at Ross County has been re-arranged after consultation with the SPFL,” Hibs tweeted.

“The SPFL have re-arranged the fixture to take place on Wednesday with a 7:45pm kick-off.

Talks between our CEO Ben Kensell and the SPFL have been ongoing for over 24 hours, with our stance being to not play the fixture on Wednesday.

The SPFL concluded that the game must go ahead this week, despite our positive test results and the impact on travelling fans.

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