Collins backs duo
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Collins says he will not hesitate in fielding Scott Brown and Kevin Thompson.
Hibernian boss John Collins has revealed he will not hesitate in fielding contract rebels Scott Brown and Kevin Thompson against Rangers on Saturday.
Brown handed in a transfer request at the weekend, but this was given short shrift by the club and he will be handed the chance to prove his commitment to Hibs at the weekend.
A similar comment applies to Thompson, who will play if he recovers from an Achilles knock despite it being reported he is still smarting over his contractual situation at Easter Road.
"I know both players will give their all for the club against Rangers," Collins told the Daily Record.
Collins has called on Hibs supporters to rally behind the pair, as he added: "I need the fans to understand the situation and give the players the dedication Kevin and Scott will be giving to the team.
"I want them to give the boys their unconditional backing."