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Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Andrew Shinnie. Nick Ross joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Shinnie. Free kick taken by Richie Foran.
David Wotherspoon fouled by Graeme Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Griffiths takes the direct free kick. Unfair challenge on Antonio Reguero by Tim Clancy results in a free kick. Antonio Reguero takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the left by-line, Owain Tudur Jones makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Paul Cairney. Leigh Griffiths takes a inswinging corner. Corner from left by-line taken by Kevin Thomson.
Centre by Alex Harris, Graeme Shinnie manages to make a clearance. (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with David Wotherspoon coming on for Lewis Stevenson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Scott Robertson. Free kick taken by David Raven. Unfair challenge on Billy McKay by James McPake results in a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones shoots direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Ben Williams.
Tim Clancy crosses the ball, save by Antonio Reguero.
Leigh Griffiths takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths, clearance by David Raven.
Ross Draper produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Aaron Doran.
The offside flag is raised against Billy McKay. Free kick taken by Ben Williams. Scott Robertson comes on in place of Gary Deegan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Gary Deegan. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Richie Foran takes a shot.
Goal scored by Andrew Shinnie from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 Inverness CT.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Kevin Thomson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Meekings.
Tim Clancy takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Andrew Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Taiwo. Tom Taiwo leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Cairney. Leigh Griffiths takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Deegan on Andrew Shinnie. Free kick taken by Richie Foran.
Leigh Griffiths grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 Inverness CT.Assist by Gary Deegan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Andrew Shinnie. Booking for Ryan McGivern for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Doran delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Ben Williams.
Booking for Richie Foran. Corner taken by Richie Foran from the right by-line. Handball by Aaron Doran. Shot comes in from Leigh Griffiths from the free kick.
Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Indirect free kick taken by Richie Foran.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Gary Deegan. Gary Deegan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Devine takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by Ross Draper from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Richie Foran.
The ball is sent over by David Raven, James McPake makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Billy McKay. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Josh Meekings fouled by Eoin Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the indirect free kick.
Daniel Devine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Tom Taiwo misses to the right of the target.
Richie Foran produces a cross, save made by Ben Williams.
Foul by Kevin Thomson on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
The official flags Ross Draper offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from 25 yards by Richie Foran. Ben Williams makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo by Andrew Shinnie results in a free kick. Tim Clancy takes the free kick.
Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Stevenson. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ross Draper. Graeme Shinnie takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary Deegan.
Ryan McGivern has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Tom Taiwo. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
The ball is sent over by Tim Clancy, David Raven makes a clearance.
Josh Meekings concedes a free kick for a foul on Eoin Doyle. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leigh Griffiths, Owain Tudur Jones manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Doran on Gary Deegan. Tim Clancy takes the direct free kick.
Andrew Shinnie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Antonio Reguero makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Leigh Griffiths, Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by James McPake results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
Gary Deegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Owain Tudur Jones produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The ball is swung over by David Raven, Unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Billy McKay results in a free kick. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths, clearance by Daniel Devine.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Kevin Thomson results in a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the free kick. Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on David Raven. Indirect free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
Eoin Doyle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Owain Tudur Jones takes a shot. Leigh Griffiths fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Leigh Griffiths, Antonio Reguero makes a save.
Centre by Tom Taiwo, Antonio Reguero makes a save.
Kevin Thomson takes a shot. Save made by Antonio Reguero.
Williams: I am not yet at my peak
Ben Williams has told Hibernian fans who voted him the player of the year that the best is yet to come.
The 30-year-old Easter Road goalkeeper beat off a strong challenge from 22-goal striker Leigh Griffiths to pick up the award at the Supporters' Association annual dinner last Sunday.
Williams started out as a Manchester United trainee in 2002 before plying his trade in the English lower leagues but he believes he is about to enter the best years of his career.
Ahead of the visit of Inverness in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Saturday, he told Press Association Sport:
"I would say I am getting to the place I want to be as a goalkeeper.
"I would say that I am arriving into my peak, both fitness-wise and in terms of experience and mentality.
"In the last five seasons I have had three player-of-the-year awards.
"I got player of the year at Carlisle and in my first year at Colchester.
"So it is good recognition for me and testament to the amount of work I put in to try to get to a consistent level of goalkeeping.
"With goalkeeping, it is such a long learning curve, early on in your career you just don't perform consistently.
"You will have games where you are amazing and you will have games where you will make mistakes and you will probably dwell on the mistakes too long and are overly critical of yourself.
"But the next few years will be my peak time and if I can pick up more awards that would be fantastic.
"You are always judged by your mistakes and if you don't make many mistakes then people will have you down as a reliable goalkeeper so long may that continue."
With two games remaining before the split, Hibs are in sixth place on goal difference over Dundee United.
A trip to Parkhead follows the visit of Caley before the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk at Hampden.
Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon should have Tim Clancy back in contention. The former Kilmarnock defender has recovered from the hamstring complaint which has kept him out for almost two months.
Stopper Paul Hanlon has shaken off his hip injury but will not feature, while defender Alan Maybury is suspended after picking up his sixth booking of the season in the 4-1 defeat at Motherwell before the international break.
Inverness manager Terry Butcher is confident his players will not slack off after securing the club's first top-six finish - and has urged them to enjoy the final seven matches now that their initial goal has been reached.
Caley Thistle booked their place in the top half with a 2-1 victory over Ross County and have much to play for with a European slot on offer if they maintain third place in the table.
And Butcher wants to marry the players' drive with a new-found sense of freedom when they face Hibs.
The former England captain said: "There's a big danger of players switching off now knowing we have achieved that (top six) but I don't sense that with these players.
"Every week they drive themselves on and we drive them on, and they seem to pull some energy levels and some skill, guts and grit from somewhere. They have just been brilliant."
Butcher dismissed suggestions his side had hit a slump when they lost five matches out of six earlier this year, including two cup ties.
He was entirely vindicated by their subsequent unbeaten run, which stands at five games.
And any nagging doubts about their season failing to live up to its early promise have been lifted, with the chance remaining to make it even more memorable.
"I feel a lot of pressure has been taken off and the players do too," Butcher said.
"You see them enjoying things and we keep looking at the SPL table and seeing ourselves up there and it's brilliant."
"Hopefully we'll now see a lot more freedom and expression from the players and they enjoy it even more.
"We have enjoyed this season immensely to date - there have been a lot of highs and who knows where we can finish?
"If you look at my teams here at Caley Thistle in the past they have always done well in the last games. We have never let things slip.
"The promotion year we won (the last) nine, when we finished seventh we won five out of six, even last year we won games towards the end.
"I think the players are well fired-up for it."
Inverness will be without goalkeeper Ryan Esson and centre-back Gary Warren. Both are out for up to six weeks - Esson with a torn thigh muscle and Warren with lateral ligament damage in his knee.
Chris Hogg is not yet ready to step in after a year out with a knee injury but Graeme Shinnie returns from suspension. Simon King remains out.
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