Hibs boss insists he won’t need to butcher team

Terry Butcher has been impressed by the Hibs squad. Pic: SNS
Terry Butcher has been impressed by the Hibs squad. Pic: SNS
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TERRY BUTCHER has assured Hibs fans that getting the club back on track won’t involve a major rebuilding job.

The Hibees travel to Paisley today to face St Mirren and were preparing to have 
Butcher in the stand after the SFA’s disciplinary panel on Thursday fined Butcher £1000 and gave him a two-match ban, one of which is suspended for the rest of the season, due to the Englishman’s actions during last month’s League Cup quarter-final between Inverness and Dundee United.

However, last night Hibs decided to appeal the SFA’s verdict, meaning that Butcher is free to occupy the technical area until the appeal is heard.

A statement from the club read: “Hibernian can confirm an appeal has been lodged against the decision by disciplinary tribunal notified against Terry Butcher on 21 November 2013. The appeal has been lodged as per the Procedural Rules For Appeals Proceedings as set down in the Judicial Panel Protocol.”

“Butcher will now take charge of tomorrow’s game with the suspension on hold; subject to the appeal”

Meanwhile, Terry Butcher has assured Hibs fans that getting the club back on track won’t involve a major rebuilding job.

The new manager has been pleasantly surprised with what he has found since arriving in Edinburgh as Pat Fenlon’s successor early last week. He has made a few tweaks in the way certain things are done behind the scenes, but generally feels the club is in good order.

Crucially, Butcher is adamant that he has inherited a squad of players with no shortage of