Hibs revolution ends at dugout - predicted starting XI for Motherwell visit

Gray given no time to ring radical changes

The decision to sack Nick Montgomery was sprung on David Gray about 20 minutes before the rest of the world was told about a fourth managerial dismissal in less than two-and-a-half years. You could forgive the Scottish Cup-winning captain and regular interim gaffer - now on his fourth tour of duty as stand-in - for feeling a little shell-shocked by developments. Even if the routine is getting familiar to him, by now.

Gray took training this morning, helped by academy coach and former team-mate Darren McGregor, before gathering players in the auditorium at East Mains for a brief meeting. The aspiring coach has not, it’s fair to say, been given a great deal of time to tinker with the game plan already in place for tomorrow night’s visit of Motherwell.

It’s fair to assume that Montgomery was considering making at least a couple of changes to the team so comprehensively defeated by Aberdeen at Easter Road on Sunday. But it’s not as if the players have been working on a new blueprint for a full week. So does Gray stick with those changes?

Here’s an educated guess at how Hibs are likely to line up under the guidance of ‘Sir’ David:

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