Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs handed triple injury boost for season run-in

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Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs admits he has been handed a triple injury boost in the push for second place in the Championship.

Defender Paul Hanlon is back in contention for tomorrow’s trip to St Mirren after being sidelined for a month with a thigh problem, while Fraser Fyvie could return from a knee knock in next weekend’s clash at Alloa.

Playmaker Dylan McGeouch is also on the comeback trail having been hampered by a persistent groin injury and Stubbs expects the former Celtic man to be available within the next fortnight.

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Hanlon could return against St Mirren

News of their imminent return is a huge boost ahead of an exhausting run of nine games in 28 days during April.

Stubbs, who also welcomes back Liam Henderson from suspension tomorrow, said: “Paul is back available for selection at the weekend and Hendo comes back after suspension.

“Fraser will start training on Monday. His fitness levels are at such a high level that he will be ready to play straight away.

“He’ll probably not be available for Livingston on Tuesday but he will come into contention for Alloa.

“Dylan is potentially only a couple of weeks away. He saw a specialist in London and he’s basically got an imbalance.

“He’s been on a strength programme to make his groin stronger and he’s been working through that and he feels really good. The news from the specialist was very positive.

“All players are important but there’s four influential figures that will be ready for us within the next two weeks.”

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