Ross County v Hibs game to be played on Wednesday

Last updated : 31 October 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today learned that Saturday's postponed trip to the highlands to face Ross County, has been re-arranged for Wednesday!

The Hibees returned two positive covid tests on the morning of the game on Saturday, which also meant a number players had to isolate as close contacts.

The situation was made worse that the Hibs development side had played the night before, also ruling them out of the game.

However, it now looks like a number of the development side could be drafted in to play in the rescheduled date on Wednesday, with Hibs CEO Ben Kensell having been in discussions all day with the SPFL to no avail.

Hibs tweeted out the following:

“Our cinch Premiership fixture at Ross County has been re-arranged after consultation with the SPFL,” Hibs tweeted.

“The SPFL have re-arranged the fixture to take place on Wednesday with a 7:45pm kick-off.

"Talks between our CEO Ben Kensell and the SPFL have been ongoing for over 24 hours, with our stance being to not play the fixture on Wednesday.

"The SPFL concluded that the game must go ahead this week, despite our positive test results and the impact on travelling fans."

Hibernian-Mad View:

A terrible decision from the SPFL, but are we surprised?

The Hibees have been in terrible form as of late, and could be going in to the game with a team full of kids.

However, some of our support have been calling for some our on fire youngsters to get a chance.

The likes of Josh O'Connor, Connor Young and Ethan Laidlaw smashing the goals in at youth level, whilst our first team is short on numbers and off form in the striker department.

Could we see them, along with the likes of Malek Zaid and Freddie Wylie in the first team squad in Dingwall on Wednesday?

Time will tell.

Then of course is the fans, were they even thought of?

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