Hollywood actor Dougray Scott reveals why Jack Ross' Hibs team make him 'really happy'

Hollywood actor and die-hard Hibee Dougray Scott has heaped praise on Jack Ross after revealing the manager's style of play reminds him of Hibs sides from his childhood.
Hollywood actor and Hibs fan Dougray Scott. Pic : SNSHollywood actor and Hibs fan Dougray Scott. Pic : SNS
Hollywood actor and Hibs fan Dougray Scott. Pic : SNS

Like all other fans, the Glenrothes-born star of Mission Impossible 2 and Enigma has been watching this season's matches via the club's online streaming service from his current base in Vancouver, where he has been filming the Batwoman series.

And the 55-year-old, who is due to return to Scotland in the spring to film a new series based on the Irvine Welsh novel, Crime, has been impressed with the performances of the team under the former Sunderland and St Mirren boss.

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"We've played really well this season," he told Hibs TV. "Under Jack Ross we've got a playing level that is the same intensity as we had under Lennon, and the formation he's found has suited us really well.

"I supported the team in the 70s so you had Arthur Duncan, John Blackley, Jimmy O'Rourke, John Brownilie I was a huge fan of, and Paddy Stanton was the one we all fell in love with because he was just captain fantastic and he was Hibs through and through.

"We had a fantastic team in those days, really attacking, and I think that's the DNA of Hibs as football club so when have a manager like Jack who comes along and understands the DNA of the club and gets them playing in that way it makes us old Hibs fans really happy because that's the way we're used to seeing Hibs play."

Scott revealed that he owes his love of Hibs to his father's uncle, who was a scout for the club.

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"I'm crazy about football. I love Hibs," he added. "My mum and dad were from Glasgow, and he was a footballer. He played for Queen's Park before the Second World War.

"His uncle was a scout for Hibs so he used to go and watch Hibs with his uncle every week so he fell in love with Hibs.

"So when I was a little boy I went to see Hibs, and became obsessed with them, and it's never left me. I love the club, and I love going to matches."

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