On loan Hibs attacker James Scott told to improve fitness

Last updated : 29 October 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs striker James Scott has been told by Hibs boss Jack Ross he has to improve his fitness levels, if he wants a place in the starting line-up.

Scott joined the Hibees from English side Hull City and has failed to make much of an impression on the first team.

Some weeks he appears from the bench, the following week he is dropped completely.

He has only played 5 games for the Hibees, and managed just 50 mins of action in the last 5 weeks.

Hibs boss Jack Ross has now told the former Motherwell man he will not be picked until his fitness improves.

Ross said:

“He’s available, but he needs to be fitter. Once he does that then he’ll be back in contention. You look at your squad all the time.

"We have been hamstrung by injuries middle-to-front for a while now, and we’ve got fairly restricted options in that regard.

"You need players to be at their absolute best and the challenge for James is to get to that level and once he is, then he'll be an asset.”

Hibernian-Mad View:

James has been really dissapointing so far for the Hibees.

The former Motherwell kid has struggled when handed his chance at Easter Road.

The club only has one fit first pick striker in Kevin Nisbet, and only have Scott and young Jamie Gullan in reserve, and really need the Hull player to turn up.

If not, we can see Hibs cutting thier losses once the window opens and ending his loan early.

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