New Hibs manager Jack Ross insists he's not planning to revolutionise the squad in January, as he looks to get the most from the players he currently has.

The former Sunderland manager has replaced Paul Heckingbottom in the dugout, and faces Motherwell on Saturday for his first game as Hibees boss.

Given Hibs have won just two games all season, many would expect there to be a raft of changes in January. But Ross is adamant he'd prefer to work with that he's got.

He said: "My assessment of the squad is only just beginning.

"Ideally, I'd like to not have to do much in January because that would mean between now and the winter break we would have picked up a lot of points. That's the perfect scenario.

"Everyone has different approaches but for me it's not about sitting here having that threat over the players that I'm going to bring players in in January.

"I want to start enjoying working with what I have here. The ideal scenario is that if they are that good I don't have to bring in anyone in come January.

"Speaking to people before I came here about this team this season, there was a lot of talk about fine margins and that the team should be more points better off.

"Those fine margins would mean there is not an awful lot wrong.

"For me it's not about looking back. I could only affect things as of Tuesday when I started to work with the players so that's what the focus is on.

"I've stressed to the players that any changes we make will be gradual.

"The biggest changes we make this week may be on the training pitch.

"But I've not asked what Paul did as I think he's a very good coach and manager but all coaches and managers work in their own way. Slowly but surely we'll drip in our ideas.

"This week has been more about me trying to learn as much about Motherwell in a short period of time as I haven't seen much of them for the last 18 months.

"But it will be a good test as right now Motherwell are in a position in the league that we are aspiring to."

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