'He'll be in the squad tomorrow' - Paul Heckingbottom gives update on Hibs midfielder

Paul Heckingbottom has hinted that midfielder Fraser Murray could be involved in tomorrow's Betfred Cup quarter-final clash against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 6:36 pm
Fraser Murray and Joe Newell - both could feature tomorrow against Kilmarnock

The 20-year-old registered a goal and an assist in just 76 minutes of game time during the Betfred Cup group stages, and set up two of Hibs' three goals in their 4-3 Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup defeat to Elgin City in early August.

In 22 games for Hibs, Murray has scored four and laid on two more for his team-mates - and fans have been eager to see more of the Scotland Under-19 cap.

Speaking ahead of Hibs' trip to Ayrshire to face a Kilmarnock side who beat them 2-0 earlier this month, Heckingbottom - who has suggested he'll ring the changes for the cup tie - said: "Fraser Murray is fine. He'll be in the squad tomorrow.

"He's been in the squads [for the last two games], he's just not made the bench through personnel and boys that we've had to put on the bench to cover certain positions.

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"So yeah, he'll be in the squad, as he was for the last two games."

Joe Newell could also be given game time at Rugby Park, having not featured at all since the 6-1 drubbing by Rangers at Ibrox last month.