Scott Robertson today insisted he’ll be fit for Hibs’ clash with Ross County after revealing he crocked himself scoring the Easter Road outfit’s first goal of the season.
The midfield star was forced to sit out the Capital club’s first win of the season against Kilmarnock with a hip problem sustained in the draw with Dundee United.
But, he disclosed, it was hammering home the equaliser at the second attempt against his old club seven days earlier which had resulted the injury. He said: “It seems it was my goal against Dundee United that caused it. The first shot was a little bit awkward in where I was getting my leg to kick the ball and it could have been that that caused it.”
Robertson declared himself fit for the trip to Rugby Park but after consulting the club’s medical staff decided no risks should be taken. He said: “I just had a bit of a slight pain in my hip.
“I spoke to the physio and manager about it Thursday and Friday and we just decided the best course of action would be to rest over the weekend, not aggravate it for this coming game and stop it becoming a long-term thing. I’m feeling a lot better and hopefully it will be cleared up for this weekend.
“I declared myself fit for the game at Kilmarnock although I was probably not 100 per cent but the best course of action was to rest and make sure I’m 100 per cent for Ross County.
“It was very frustrating having scored my first goal. You want to keep a bit of momentum going. But we got our first point and now our first win so hopefully we can use that as a wee springboard to get more wins.”
Although Robertson has declared himself reasonably happy with his form, he believes there’s still more to come from him and boss Pat Fenlon’s side in general.
“I have been quite pleased with the way I have performed, but not with the results. I still feel I can perform better and there’s still a lot to come once we get the balance right and get the best out of everyone.”