Hibs' Vykintas Slivka an injury worry for Kilmarnock clash

Hibs midfielder Vykintas Slivka is facing a race against time to be considered for Saturday's Premiership clash with Kilmarnock.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 2:42 pm
Vykintas Slivka has emerged as an injury concern ahead of Saturday's match against Kilmarnock. Pic: SNS

The 24-year-old didn't train with his Easter Road team-mates today after reporting back to their East Mains base following international duty with Lithuania.

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Slivka played the full 90 minutes of his country's latest European Championship qualifying match against Portugal, a 5-1 hammering in Vilnius in a game in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals, having featured as a second half substitute in Lithuania's 3-0 defeat at home to Ukraine three days earlier, results which have left them bottom of Group B with only one point from their first five fixtures.

Hibs head coach Paul Heckingbottom revealed Slivka was complaining of a swollen ankle and will be assessed tomorrow before a decision is made as to whether he will be in the squad which will travel to Rugby Park seeking only their second league win of the season.