Hibs’ Head Coach Jack Ross has expressed his delight at the striking partnership of Kevin Nisbet and Christian Doidge who have already formed a formidable partnership which has seen the team climb to third in the table.

On Friday night Nisbet scored a double although but for the brilliance of Hamilton Academical keeper Kyle Gourlay he could have had four and Doidge two.

Scottish Premiership – Hibernian v Hamilton. Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK. 02/10/2020. Hibs play host to Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh. Pic shows: Credit: Ian Jacobs

Speaking to Hibernian TV after the final whistle on Friday night Ross said: “I’m really pleased with how Kevin (Nisbet) has adjusted. Coming to Hibs and the challenge and expectation in on him because he was a high profile signing for us.

“I worked with him pre-season and had every faith he would produce what he has done since the start of the season. He is a very very good player. He is a finisher but has very good all round qualities as well. I see already improvement and growth in his game and I think there is more to come as well.

“If you look at his goal ratio already if he can continue with that over the course of a whole season he is going to have a very successful time here.

“I’ve spoken often enough about how important Christian (Doidge) is for me. He is a bit frustrated tonight that he didn’t score. The keeper has had good saves from the opportunities that he has had but his overall play was excellent.