Hibs pair Murphy and McCann in contention for trip to face St Mirren

Last updated : 03 January 2008 By Steve Forbes

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Hibs stand-in manager Tommy Craig has today revealed that he is hopeful that David Murphy and Kevin McCann will both be fit for the trip to face St Mirren at
Love Street on Saturday.

The outstanding David Murphy has missed Hibs last two games against
Kilmarnock and Rangers after picking up a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Celtic at Parkhead, a game that Murphy scored a peach to give Hibs a deserved 0-1 lead.

McCann, 20, also missed the visit of Rangers after he "overstretched" in the last few minutes of the game with
Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, which Hibs lost 2-0.

Both players were expected to return to training this morning and will come straight into contention if they make it.

Interim boss Craig said:

"Hopefully the two of them can give us some joy come tomorrow lunch-time."

Boozy and Filipe Morais are expected to make it after both picking up minor knocks in last weeks defeat to Rangers.

Moroccan hitman Benji is expected to miss out however, he also picked up a hamstring injury against Celtic and is still a major doubt.

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