Jack Ross provides update on Ofir Marciano after goalkeeper was subbed at half-time v Celtic

The Israeli goalkeeper was replaced by Chris Maxwell at the break

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 6:00 pm

Hibs boss Jack Ross admitted that he didn’t want to take a risk with Ofir Marciano after picking up a calf injury.

The Israeli goalkeeper was replaced at half-time of the Capital side’s 2-0 defeat at Parkhead by Chris Maxwell.

Marciano had only returned to the starting XI last week when he put in a starring performance in the 3-0 win over Aberdeen.

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Jack Ross provided an update on Ofir Marciano who went off at half time. Picture: SNS
Jack Ross provided an update on Ofir Marciano who went off at half time. Picture: SNS

In the first-half against Celtic he made a key block from Olivier Ntcham with the scores at 0-0 before dealing with a number of powerful shots from distance.

His kicking was erratic throughout which perhaps suggested an issue before the sub.

Ross said: “He had a calf problem in the first half and it worsened at half-time. (We) didn’t want take any chances with that in terms of how that would affect him.

“It’s unfortunate because it’s not a sub you expect to have to make. It uses up one when you need all three when you are at this type of venue.

“We will assess it tomorrow morning to see how he is.”

Ross believed there were more “more pluses than minuses” to Hibs’ performance against the league leaders.