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ALLAN ‘EXCITED’ AT ROSS ARRIVAL

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MIDFIELDER Scott Allan reckons new boss Jack Ross “could be an ideal fit” at Hibs.

The former Alloa and St Mirren gaffer, who was sacked at the start of last month by English League One outfit Sunderland, was named Paul Heckingbottom’s successor at Easter Road on Friday.

The ex-Leeds United and Barnsley Head Coach was dismissed following the Edinburgh side’s 5-2 loss to Celtic in the Betfred League Cup semi- final at Hampden just over a fortnight ago.

Ross, 43, was welcomed to the club after agreeing a three-and-a-half year contract.

Allan, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “I’m really excited, obviously. Seeing his work at St Mirren when they got promoted, the football was free-flowing, and I’m really looking forward to it.

“Everything I’ve heard about him has been really positive, he has a great work ethic and style of play he wants, so Hibs could be an ideal fit.”

Allan scored in just their second Premiership victory this campaign in the 4-1 success against St Johnstone a week ago on Saturday and emphasised the importance of the result.

The playmaker, who is now in his third spell at the Leith outfit after quitting Celtic at the end of his contract in June, added: “It was such a big game, we had to win. It just clicked, we went two up front and played probably the best football we’ve played all season.

“It was massive for us and it’s something to build on. It’s really frustrating looking back at certain games thinking we could have done this differently.

“We should have seen a few games out, no question. But that game can be a turning point and a good platform to kick on.”

Ross’ first game in charge will be against Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell at Easter Road on Saturday.

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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