How Hibs could line-up against Hearts in the Edinburgh derby

It is clear that Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has yet to decide on his strongest XI.

By Joel Sked
Thursday, 19th September 2019, 11:22 am

The Englishman has made 15 changes across the five league matches so far in this campaign. There was the 4-4-2 experiment against St Johnstone, but aside from that it has been a variation of 4-3-3. Not helped by injuries, especially in defence, the team has rarely looked settled. Is the following team the one to beat Hearts in the Edinburgh derby?

Had his moments but is the type of goalkeeper who will produce in big games.
Not the best debut against Kilmarnock but has that experience of Scottish football which could be vital in the derby.

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Hibs should be building their defence around the Scotland U21 international. The perfect character for the derby.
Gives the centre-back partnership the right-foot-left-foot balance.
Far from the worse performing player at Easter Road.
Showed against Kilmarnock he is the best in the midfield for having a defensive mindset. Would drop in and support the defence.
Was decent against Motherwell and a better option than Stevie Mallan..
A third body in midfield should make Hibs more robust. Emphasis on should.
Hibs' best source of prising open the Hearts defence.
An effective player in an attacking sense. Powerful and is capable of making something happen.
More than capable of causing the Hearts defence a whole lot of bother.