Hibs will again be without Fraser Fyvie for this weekend’s trip to Livingston as the midfielder continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.
The 22-year-old is also struggling to be fit for the eagerly-awaited League Cup third-round clash against Premiership leaders Aberdeen on Wednesday.
Fyvie limped out of the victory over Stranraer in the last round three weeks ago, just minutes after his surging run and cross set up the only goal of the second-round tie.
He has subsequently missed Hibs’ last two matches, against Raith Rovers and Alloa, and although his recovery is progressing well, he will not feature in Saturday’s trip to West Lothian to face the Lions.
Fyvie, an ever-present until the Stranraer game, is also likely to miss the visit of his former club, Aberdeen, to Easter Road as well as the league match at home to St Mirren on Saturday week.
Martin Boyle, Dominique Malonga and Islam Feruz are the main contenders to replace James Keatings in attack this weekend. The former Hearts striker limped off against Alloa on Saturday after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring injury that plagued the start of his Hibs career. On-loan Dundee United striker Henri Anier, who wasn’t in the squad against Alloa, is unlikely to be deemed fit enough to go straight into the starting XI against Livingston.