Stubbs’ Hibs Tenure Starts With Comfortable Victory

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Alan Stubbs’ reign as Hibs’ Head Coach started in positive fashion this afternoon with a comfortable 4-0 win away to Lowland League Vale of Leithen at Victoria Park Inerleithen.

A Jason Cummings double plus late strikes from Liam Craig and Alex Harris secured the victory.

Stubbs took the entire playing staff to the Scottish Borders with the exception of the injured Paul Heffernan and Scott Robertson.

Former Wigan defender Adam Ruxton and Liverpool youngster Nathan Burke took part as trialists.

Around 1,500 Hibs fans made the short trip to the Borders and were more than satisfied with the performance of the players wearing the controversial new all green shirt.

With all three goalkeepers having been released, the Easter Road men started with youngster Kleton Perntreou between the sticks.

After a lively opening, Hibs took the lead in the 31st minute when teenage defender Neil Martyniuk’s cross found Cummings unmarked in the box and the young striker finished in style.

Cummings added a second in the 58th minute following good work by Sam Stanton whose shot was parried by the Vale keeper.

Ten minutes later Craig made it 3-0 then Harris completed the scoring when he calmly slipped the ball between the keepers legs.

Hibs, who are hoping to add several new signing this week travel to Berwick on Saturday to continue their pre-season workout.

Meanwhile the club have announced that John Doolan will arrive as Stubbs’ new assistant on  Monday.

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