Rangers cup foes Hibs in 9-man collapse in 5th straight Premiership defeat
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Rangers cup foes Hibs in 9-man collapse in 5th straight Premiership defeat

Scottish Premiership rivals Hibs have followed up their Premier Sports Cup victory with a defeat to Ross County in the highlands in the Scottish top flight.

The Hibees are playing catch up after a Covid-19 outbreak decimated their squad prior to the international break with the club on a woeful run of domestic form.

But that didn’t stop Hibs bouncing back to defeat Rangers 3-1 in at Hampden and reach the League Cup Final, the result coinciding with a woeful Gers performance which still rankles with fans.

Yet, the celebrations appear to have went to the heads of Jack Ross’ side as the Easter Road club stumble back from Dingwall off the back of a 1-0 defeat.

The result was also compounded by two late red cards for striker Christian Doidge and talismanic attacker Martin Boyle, both of whom will now miss crunch Scottish Premiership matches as a result.

Ross County winger Blair Spittal got the only goal of the game in a result and three points which are massive for a Staggies side fighting relegation.

Hibs toiling in Scottish Premiership as Rangers result comes into focus

The result hauls County up on to 9 points and whilst still bottom of the Scottish Premiership, the side are now one point behind Dundee in 11th and four points from safety.

Hibs – rocked by a domestic defeat to Rangers at Ibrox earlier in the season – now find themselves in 7th place and have lost their last five league matches, starting with the result against the Gers.

It’s grim reading for Jack Ross’ side who have lost their way in the league and the club will be hoping to make up for it with a League Cup victory over Celtic at Hampden in December.

Hibs dumped Rangers in the Premier Sports Cup but couldn’t get back to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, given how up for it Hibs and their players were against Rangers in their last match, serious questions are now being asked over whether or not Hibs can only raise their game for the Ibrox club.

Meanwhile, new Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has promised to ring the changes ahead of his Gers managerial debut at Ibrox against Sparta Prague.

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