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Inswinging corner taken by Leigh Griffiths, save by Jamie Langfield.
Ross Caldwell has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Rory Fallon is penalised for a handball. Shefki Kuqi is brought on as a substitute for David Wotherspoon. Leigh Griffiths takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Considine. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Tom Taiwo has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
David Wotherspoon produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from outside the box by Jorge Claros goes wide right of the target.
Cross/shot by Johnny Hayes, save by Ben Williams.
Ross Caldwell is brought on as a substitute for Eoin Doyle.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Jorge Claros. Direct free kick taken by Jorge Claros.
Centre by Johnny Hayes. Niall McGinn grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Rory Fallon.
Niall McGinn takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line.
Centre by Eoin Doyle.
Effort from just outside the area by Leigh Griffiths goes over the target.
Foul by Josh Magennis on Eoin Doyle, free kick awarded. Lewis Stevenson restarts play with the free kick.
Eoin Doyle delivers the ball, clearance made by Russell Anderson.
Jamie Masson on for Isaac Osbourne. The referee blows for offside against Leigh Griffiths. Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Andrew Considine crosses the ball, Rory Fallon produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Leigh Griffiths. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Considine, David Wotherspoon has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Isaac Osbourne.
Andrew Considine challenges Leigh Griffiths unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Leigh Griffiths from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Effort on goal by Leigh Griffiths from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney by Josh Magennis. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Wotherspoon, Russell Anderson manages to make a clearance.
Ryan McGivern challenges Rory Fallon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Johnny Hayes from the free kick.
Eoin Doyle is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.
Eoin Doyle fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Griffiths restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Paul Cairney. Shot comes in from David Wotherspoon from the free kick.
Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line. David Wotherspoon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jamie Langfield. Lewis Stevenson delivers the ball, Leigh Griffiths takes a shot.
Niall McGinn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Hanlon takes the direct free kick.
Rory Fallon replaces Cameron Smith.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Josh Magennis misses to the left of the target.
David Wotherspoon delivers the ball, clearance made by Russell Anderson.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths, clearance by Chris Clark.
Inswinging corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line, save by Jamie Langfield.
Long range effort from Leigh Griffiths misses to the left of the target.
Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Taiwo. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
Niall McGinn takes a shot.
Josh Magennis crosses the ball, clearance made by Tom Taiwo.
Centre by Andrew Considine, Lewis Stevenson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Clark makes a clearance.
Eoin Doyle takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
Shot from outside the box by Paul Cairney goes wide right of the target.
Jorge Claros fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Inswinging corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line, clearance made by Lewis Stevenson.
Josh Magennis crosses the ball.
Paul Cairney delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan McGivern.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Eoin Doyle. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Scott Vernon is ruled offside. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo by Chris Clark results in a free kick. Paul Hanlon takes the direct free kick.
Handball decision goes against Leigh Griffiths. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
Leigh Griffiths takes a outswinging corner to the near post.
Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Smith. Direct free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Russell Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Leigh Griffiths. Leigh Griffiths delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Andrew Considine.
Niall McGinn delivers the ball.
Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Smith. Free kick taken by Josh Magennis.
Effort from deep inside the area by Niall McGinn misses to the right of the goal.
Andrew Considine produces a cross.
Niall McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Taiwo. Leigh Griffiths takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by David Wotherspoon, clearance made by Andrew Considine.
Hibs look to bounce back
Hibernian defender Paul Hanlon aims to continue their trend of responding swiftly to defeat when they face Aberdeen.
Hibs have won five and drawn two of their seven home matches this term and, following a 3-1 loss at Dundee last weekend, are determined to keep the unbeaten streak going at Easter Road against a side one place and three points below them in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The most recent loss prior to the Dens Park defeat, at Ross County, was followed by a 4-0 win at Motherwell and Hanlon is seeking a similar result.
"We were majorly disappointed after the game at Dundee," the defender said.
"We just need to pick ourselves up like we have done throughout the season.
"When we've had bad results we've bounced back right away. Hopefully we'll do that again this weekend."
Hanlon has been without regular central defensive partner James McPake of late due to the club captain's back injury.
The 22-year-old stand-in skipper is happy with the additional responsibility and is looking to ensure Hibs do not notice McPake's absence, if the defender fails to recover in time for the match.
"It's a bit of an adjustment moving to the right side of defence," said Hanlon, who has been in the back four alongside Ryan McGivern.
"James has helped a lot since he came in. He's a good leader and gives me tips.
"Hopefully I can put a good performance at the weekend and show we don't need him in the team every week."
Defender Tim Clancy (groin) is definitely out, while midfielder Gary Deegan (fractured jaw) has been given permission to return to full training, but will be eased in gently.
Meanwhile, striker Rory Fallon believes Aberdeen can challenge Celtic for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title and victory at Hibs can be achieved by stopping Leigh Griffiths.
Griffiths is the top scorer in the SPL this term with 13 and Fallon believes the on-loan Wolves striker's goals are the main reason for Hibs' lofty position.
"I think they're doing well, but when they came here I thought they struggled," he said of Aberdeen's 2-1 win at Pittodrie in September.
"I feel their strikers are dragging their team along. Griffiths, if we stop him, they won't score.
"He's the one getting all the goals. I believe that we're a better team than them. Obviously we'll have to prove that on the day."
Victory at Easter Road would take the Dons to second in the SPL, separated from their hosts by goal difference, but Fallon's sights are set even higher as his side aim to respond from the 2-0 loss to leaders Celtic.
"Some people are happy for Celtic to go off and win it, but I'm one of those guys that believes we can win it," the New Zealand forward said.
"If people believe Celtic are going to win it, they're going to win it.
"If we don't believe we can do well and push up higher, then what's the point of even playing?
"I really don't see the point in people just giving Celtic the title already. "That's not how I work. I work through belief and having faith.
"Celtic have probably got the biggest squad, but we've got the strongest squad after them."
Ryan Fraser, Clark Robertson and Gavin Rae are doubtful.
Robertson's injury is unspecified while Fraser has a hip problem and Rae a hamstring injury. The trio will undergo late fitness tests.
Gary Naysmith, Stephen Hughes, Ryan Jack and Rob Milsom are out, with youngsters Declan McManus, Stephen O'Neill and Jamie Masson included in the travelling party.
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