After an impressive start to the season Hibs face a difficult run of three matches in November.

The mood amongst the Hibs’ fans will be determined by the result of the Scottish Cup semi-final against city rivals Hearts on 31 October 2020, and no-one knows which of Edinburgh’s clubs will be in the Christmas Cup final.

All photos Ian Jacobs

If it’s Hibs, Jack Ross’s men will travel to Pittodrie in confident mood to face Aberdeen on 6 November. If not there will be a massive shadow over the club which will take some time to shift.

Given that Hibs are a top-flight side who have been playing competitive games since early August while Hearts only began in October, the fans are expecting a victory but their Derby record gives cause for concern.

The international break follows and once again Hibs will be without several first-team players for the final Betfred League Cup Group B match against Dundee at Easter Road. Victory would ensure a seeded place in the last-16 although defeat would still probably be enough to qualify depending on other results.

The final game could be a dress rehearsal for the Scottish Cup final as Neil Lennon’s Celtic visit Easter Road having won the previous game in Glasgow comfortably.

Betfred Cup – Hibernian v Brora Rangers,. Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK. 07/10/2020. Hibs play host to Highland League side, Brora Rangers in the Betfred Cup at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh. Pic shows: Credit: Ian Jacobs