Hibs give injury update on Josh Doig and Chris Cadden ahead of Motherwell cup clash

Hibs manager Jack Ross expects Josh Doig to be back in the frame for Saturday’s crucial Scottish Cup tie against Motherwell.

Chris Cadden (left) and Josh Doig both missed the midweek win over Livingston. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
Chris Cadden (left) and Josh Doig both missed the midweek win over Livingston. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

The wingback was missing from the home line-up as the Leith side defeated Livingston to extend their advantage over Aberdeen in the race for a third-place finish, with his gaffer revealing that he suffered a back spasm at the weekend.

Along with Chris Cadden, who picked up a knock in training on Saturday, the teenager was given as long as possible to prove his fitness but had to settle for a watching brief.

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Cadden had been earmarked to start in the cup win over Stranraer and his gaffer revealed he would be given until the day of the Livingston game to prove his fitness but he remains a doubt to feature against his former club after his recuperation stalled.

Doig is likely to be in contention, though, according to Ross.

“Hopefully he will be available for Saturday. He had a back spasm and it was just too quick a turnaround to be ready [for the midweek win] but I’m lucky that I have Lewy [Lewis Stevenson] who was brilliant. He was able to come back in and was terrific.

“But, hopefully, Josh will be back in the squad because we were a little bit thin and a couple of subs down.

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“Chris might be a little bit more doubtful. We will see if he is ready. We were hoping he might be okay [for Livingston] but he had a little setback on Wednesday morning so we will have to see how he is. I am more hopeful about Josh than Chris at the moment.”

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