SPFL release their statement on two postponed Hibs matches

The SPFL say that new dates for Hibs matches against Ross County and Livingston will be issued “as soon as possible” after the soaring number of Covid cases at the club forced the fixtures to be postponed.

Hibs are dealing with a serious Covid outbreak.
Hibs are dealing with a serious Covid outbreak.

The Edinburgh club have a large number of players and staff affected by the virus, and after Saturday’s match in Dingwall was called off on the back of positive tests to three first-team members and one coach, the numbers have continued to rise within the Easter Road camp.

Hibs would not be able to field a team due to the situation and the league’s governing body have agreed to rearrange the matches, which were due to be played in the Highlands on Wednesday and West Lothian on Saturday.

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A statement from the SPFL read: “Hibernian’s cinch Premiership matches away to Ross County (Wednesday November 3) and Livingston (Saturday November 6) have been postponed.

"Hibernian requested that the SPFL postpone the fixtures as, due to further positive Covid cases and close contacts, they do not have sufficient players available to fulfil the fixtures.

“After reviewing the information provided by Hibernian, their cinch Premiership matches against Ross County and Livingston this week have been postponed. New dates for both games will be announced as soon as possible.”

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