Ins, outs and doubts for Hibs v Motherwell top-six showdown

Steelmen struggling for numbers at Monty’s men head to Fir Park

Hibs head to Fir Park tomorrow knowing that a defeat will end their race for a spot in the Scottish Premiership top six. Against a Motherwell side needing victory to give themselves a chance of overtaking Dundee, currently sitting sixth and with two games to play following the convenient postponement of their midweek home game against Rangers, Nick Montgomery’s men could actually get the job done with a draw.

But they’ll want to give themselves the best possible chance of putting pressure on Dundee, who travel to Pittodrie to face an Aberdeen team trying to put distance between themselves and the relegation play-off spot. Montgomery has a reasonable squad to choose from, at least, with the potential return to full fitness of Dutch striker Dylan Vente providing options for a team short of centre forward alternatives in recent months. Here’s how both teams shape up, in terms of fitness and availability: