Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs has fully fit squad after welcoming back six players


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs admits he has got a fully fit squad to choose from for the first time this season after welcoming six players back from injury.

The Leith side have used the international break to ensure that Farid El Alagui, Fraser Fyvie, James Keatings, Islam Feruz, Jordon Forster and Jamie Insall are all in contention to face Dumbarton tomorrow.

Striker El Alagui has not played this season after undergoing a knee operation during the summer, while defender Forster pulled his hamstring on the opening day of the campaign in July.

Alan Stubbs
Stubbs is delighted to have a full fit squad for Dumbarton visit


Feruz, Keatings and Fyive have also shaken off knocks that have sidelined the trio in recent weeks, while Insall could make his debut against the Sons.

Stubbs said: “I think sometimes when you have built up a bit of momentum the international break can come at a bad time, but this time it worked in our favour as we could potentially bring back six players into the squad.

“It has been really good to have this international break as the lads have had the best part of ten days training now.

“I’m delighted they are back in with the group but they now have to work their way back into the team, which is not going to be easy.

“We have the chance to potentially bring players in and take players out along the way, whenever we see fit.

“The squad is now probably as strong and as healthy since the day we reported for pre-season.”