Lee Johnson will be looking for consecutive victories when he selects his Hibs side to face Hearts at Easter Road. Picture: SNS

Predicted Hibs starting XI for Edinburgh derby clash with Hearts - with midfield posers to answer

After a rough Premier Sports Cup campaign, it was imperative Hibs got off to a winning start last weekend at St Johnstone with Josh Campbell’s late goal eventually securing all three points.

If that was a tough test, things aren’t going to get any easier this Sunday when rivals Hearts visit Easter Road. There hasn’t been a victory for Hibs in an Edinburgh derby since late 2019 with four games without a triumph last term.

The struggles of the League Cup will be forgotten if Lee Johnson and his side can claim all three points. It’s still very much a team in transition with new signings looking to settle and injuries upsetting the strive for continuity to this point, particularly in midfield.

Following last week’s match, there will be a number of selections which pick themselves. But will Campbell come back into the starting XI? Does Johnson go more attacking or play to win the battle?

Here’s what we think...

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