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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Erik Cikos takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Stevenson.
Sam Stanton has an effort at goal. Parried by Mark Brown back into danger.
Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Foul by Paul Cairney on Ben Gordon, free kick awarded.
The ball is crossed by Ryan McGivern.
Danny Handling leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Boateng.
James Collins replaces Danny Haynes.
Danny Handling takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Michael Tidser fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Yoann Arquin on Michael Nelson, free kick awarded.
Ben Gordon on for Evangelos Ikonomou.
Paul Cairney on for Alex Harris.
Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Carey.
Yann Songo'o restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Kevin Luckassen.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain.
Kevin Luckassen replaces Jordan Slew.
Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Unfair challenge on Brian McLean by Jordon Forster results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Sam Stanton.
The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Arquin on Danny Handling.
The ball is sent over by Danny Handling.
Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yann Songo'o on Danny Handling.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Forster by Evangelos Ikonomou.
Free kick scored by Richard Brittain. Hibernian 2-1 Ross County.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Lewis Stevenson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Harris.
Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
Foul by Yann Songo'o on Danny Haynes, free kick awarded.
Shot by Graham Carey missed to the left of goal.
Lewis Stevenson produces a cross.
Corner taken by Alex Harris.
The second half begins.
The match has reached half-time.
Corner taken by Graham Carey.
Graham Carey crosses the ball.
Alex Cooper joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rocco Quinn.
A cross is delivered by Jordon Forster.
Graham Carey takes a shot. Parried by Ben Williams back into danger.
Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Rocco Quinn on Ryan McGivern, free kick awarded.
Lewis Stevenson crosses the ball.
Foul by Lewis Stevenson on Graham Carey, free kick awarded.
Foul by Rocco Quinn on Danny Handling, free kick awarded.
Jordan Slew takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Carey.
Free kick crossed by Graham Carey.
Yoann Arquin fouled by Paul Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Richard Brittain.
Evangelos Ikonomou produces a cross.
The ball is swung over by Lewis Stevenson.
Tom Taiwo slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 2-0 Ross County.Assist by Danny Haynes.
Lewis Stevenson takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Header by Jordan Slew strikes the bar.
Richard Brittain delivers the ball.
Yann Songo'o manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Yann Songo'o.
Unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by Lewis Stevenson results in a free kick.
Danny Haynes has an effort at goal. Parried by Mark Brown back into danger.
Graham Carey fouled by Sam Stanton, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Stanton.
Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Danny Haynes on Brian McLean, free kick awarded.
Sam Stanton scores direct from the free kick. Hibernian 1-0 Ross County.
Rocco Quinn is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rocco Quinn on Sam Stanton.
Tom Taiwo fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Danny Haynes cleared the bar.
Header at goal by Jordon Forster. Mark Brown safely holds on.
The referee gets the game started.
Nelson: It's good to talk
Hibernian defender Michael Nelson insists boss Terry Butcher's talking therapy sessions will help the Leith men return to winning ways, starting against Ross County on Saturday.
The Easter Road outfit suffered a shock William Hill Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Championship outfit Raith Rovers last week.
The Kirkcaldy side's victory was the fifth match in a row that Butcher's men have failed to win and they now face County knowing defeat will hit their Scottish Premiership top-six ambitions hard.
But Nelson claims Monday-morning sit downs implemented by the former England skipper after replacing ex-manager Pat Fenlon last November are helping to clear the air between the Hibs squad.
Defender Nelson - whose side trail sixth-placed St Johnstone by four points having played a game more - said: "We had a meeting on Monday, which we do after every game. We had a good talk about the Raith match then we put it to bed. We haven't spoke about it since. It's been all about beating Ross County since then.
"But it was good to have that chance to discuss the Raith game. If you are going to get a rollicking, it's generally at half-time or full-time on a Saturday.
"The Monday meeting comes after the weekend when you have had a chance to think about things and it gives you the chance to have a say on what you think we could improve on. It's usually a bit calmer.
"If you are screaming and shouting then you are not really thinking about what you are saying. But we sit down with a cup of tea and just have a chat.
"We're on a disappointing run right now and we don't want to let it go on for too long. But having these meetings is a good way to get our feelings all out in the open and then it's done before we even go out for training on a Monday."
Grant Murray's Rovers stunned the Edinburgh club with a 3-2 win in the capital. For Hibs, it was another missed chance at ending the club's 112-year wait to lift the Scottish Cup and Nelson admits not even a win against Derek Adams' side will rectify that slip up.
"You always hope that a win will lead to another and that a defeat triggers a reaction," he said. "But if we do get a win against County, it won't make up for last Saturday. We can't change the fact we're no longer in the cup."
Hibernian midfielder Scott Robertson will miss Saturday's clash and could be out for six weeks after sustaining a knee-ligament injury in last week's defeat to Raith, while banned skipper Liam Craig is also unavailable.
However, on-loan Arsenal defender Daniel Boateng could make his debut while Ryan McGivern returns from a hamstring injury, as does Paul Cairney after suspension kept him out of the Rovers loss.
Stuart Kettlewell returns from a three-match ban for Ross County but fellow midfielder Filip Kiss drops out through suspension.
Defender Steven Saunders has returned to training following a hamstring injury but is not ready to play while winger Melvin de Leeuw (knee) is out.
Midfielder Marc Klok remains available to Adams after rejecting a loan move to Peterhead.
Ross County forward Jordan Slew believes the long-standing players at the club deserve credit for the team's upturn in form and not just the newcomers.
County have lost just once in six matches since Slew joined on loan from Blackburn on New Year's Day.
The 21-year-old was one of six January signings who played in the 2-2 draw at Kilmarnock in their most recent Scottish Premiership outing but Slew feels the welcome from the established players has been the key.
"It's not all to do with just the six players who have come in, including myself," said Slew.
"The guys who have been here for a long time, like Richard Brittain, they have all made us feel really at home.
"That's why we have settled in so well, because they have looked after us really well.
"It has shown on the pitch. We have bonded together as a team, it looks like we have been together for years. That's all down to the older players looking after us."
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