Preview - Hibs(a)

Last updated : 17 August 2006 By Firparkcorner

Of course, you have to look very hard to find any logic backing hopes of an away win. Our record at Easter Road is nothing short of horrific – we've only won there once since Mio day – and Hibs' squad is quite frankly light years better than ours.

Our left back takes position
Chris Killen is out with an injury and Paul Dalglish has gone to America but they will still put out a side that will feel confident of beating us. Or will they? Despite utterly dominating their opening two games, they only managed two goals and one point. Last week further chances were missed in a 0-0 draw with Caley which by all accounts was a real war of attrition. Should we be able to hold them for 20 minutes the natives will grow restless and their nerves will be passed onto the pitch. As unlikely as it sounds, a chance is there.

However it does seem like this chance might come too early for our side. We will still have the same makeshift defence that has lost six goals in three games and although that area looked better against
Aberdeen, it is hard to see a clean sheet this weekend. In particular the thought of what the pace of Sproule could do to any of our back line is frightening.

The midfield will be changed with O'Donnell out injured and this may prove to be a blessing in disguise. It looks clear that Phil and Kerr is not a workable combination so the chance exists for Fagan or Fitzpatrick to come in and stake a claim. The other guess for the travelling fans is who plays up front. Ross McCormack was ditched last weekend but
Hamilton should be fit for possibly his last game before we ship him to East End Park, if rumours are to be believed.

Should we somehow produce a point from this match that will be a great bonus. In typical Motherwell fashion we're likely to do produce a better performance when least expected and we'll leave delighted with a 1-1 draw.

Remember the last visit to Easter Road?