Hibs boss Jack Ross may make changes at Livingston

Jack Ross will assess players

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 6:00 am
Jack Ross delivers instructions at Tynecastle

Jack Ross hopes his players don’t suffer a downer after the emotional high of their Boxing Day derby win over arch-rivals Hearts at Tynecastle.

Martin Boyle’s double saw Hibs bounce back from successive defeats by Celtic and Rangers which, along with their trip to Gorgie, were played in front of sell-out crowds.

But, admitted the Easter Road head coach, tomorrow’s match at Livingston’s Tony Macaroni Arena will present an entirely different proposition, primarily in terms of atmosphere.

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Although the Capital club expect a large travelling support to make the short journey, the backdrop will be very different to their three previous outings.

“It’s strange,” admitted Ross. “When I was speaking to Hibs about this job I looked at the fixtures and knew this period – Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers and Livingston – was a tough one.

“Coming to the end of it we have done okay, but we know how difficult tomorrow will be as well. It’s a different challenge in terms of atmosphere although we will take a good travelling support with us.

“The surface is different, so there are a lot of different dynamics to the game and the danger is you come from the emotional high of Thursday,