HIbernians take on Shamrock Rovers in UEFA Champions League qualifier

Hibernians will entertain Shamrock Rovers at the MFA Centenary Stadium in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League first-round qualifying fixture on Tuesday.

The first leg in Ireland last week ended in a comprehensive 3-0 win for Shamrock Rovers.

Hibs still have four players suspended, Andrei Agius, Ferdinando Apap and Bjorn Kristensen received bans in their loss to Riga FC in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers last season but should have Jake Grech available after serving his suspension.

Their second half in Dublin showed that they do possess a threat going forward and were unlucky not to find the net when the score was 2-0. They twice hit the woodwork, either of those chances could have turned the game.

The Malta champions will want to make amends for last week’s loss but against a side already half-way through their season, it will be another physically demanding game for Hibernians.