Hibs boss Alan Stubbs insists international break has come at good time

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Hibs manager Alan Stubbs admits the international break has come at a good time for his team – even though the Easter Road side have lost their last four Championship matches.

Stubbs gave his players additional time off this week after defeat to Raith Rovers at the weekend left the Leith outfit trailing second place Falkirk by six points, albeit Hibs have two games in hand.

As well as trying to achieve their main goal of promotion back to the Premiership, a run to the League Cup final – where they were defeated by Ross County – and the Scottish Cup semi-finals has seen Hibs play in a total of 40 matches so far.

Alan Stubbs 1000pxAnd former Celtic and Everton defender Stubbs hopes a break from competitive action will allow his players to recharge their batteries.

Stubbs, whose team return to action at St Mirren on April 2, said: “It’s still in our own hands but they probably needed the break.

“We’ve given them a few days off to recover and when we come back we’ll be at it again.

“We’ll work on some basic things because right now they’re not doing the basics well enough in order to win games of football.”

Hibs legend Pat Stanton, meanwhile, will become the sole honorary member of Hibernian Supporters Limited when the fans group hold their first Annual General Meeting at Easter Road on Saturday.

HSL was set up with the aim of the Hibs supporters becoming the majority shareholders of the club.

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