Boost for Hibs as former Hearts attacker ruled out of Scottish Cup clash

Hibs have received a boost ahead of this weekend’s Scottish Cup clash with Motherwell after two key attackers were ruled out for the visitors.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:17 am
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:14 pm
Tony Watt shooting for goal in Motherwell's 0-0 draw at Easter Road earlier this season. Picture: SNS
Tony Watt shooting for goal in Motherwell's 0-0 draw at Easter Road earlier this season. Picture: SNS

Graham Alexander had been hoping to have former Hearts striker Tony Watt back in time for the clash, while two days ago the Motherwell manager also stated his optimism that Jambos loanee Jordan Roberts could be in contention.

However, the ex-Scotland international confirmed on Friday morning that both players will miss the match with Roberts ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old suffered a knee injury in a win over St Mirren earlier this month. The problem isn’t expected to keep Roberts out long-term. He still has one year left on his deal at Tynecastle.

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Watt, who spent a half-season on loan at Hearts in 2016/17, has been struggling with an issue since limping out of a 3-1 victory over Livingston in early March. He’s featured just once for the Fir Park side since.

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