Hibernian receive major boost ahead of Rangers clash as John McGinn's red card downgraded

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The 21-year-old has been a vital part of Alan Stubbs' side this season.

Hibernian have received a major boost ahead of their top-of-the-table clash with Rangers at the end of the month, after The Scottish Sun confirmed that John McGinn will be available for the clash against Mark Warburton's side.

The 21-year-old was initially suspended for the game at Ibrox having been sent off during the first-half of Hibs' clash with third-placed Falkirk last weekend. However, The Scottish Sun reports that McGinn's red card for a challenge on Mark Kerr has been downgraded to a yellow upon appeal.

That means the midfielder will be available for Alan Stubbs' side's fixture against Queen of the South on Saturday, as well as the trip to Glasgow nine days later.

McGinn has been an ever-present for Hibs this term, and has scored two goals along the way, so it will be a huge positive for Stubbs that he is able to call upon the former St Mirren man for the game. 

Hibs' 13-match unbeaten run has brought Stubbs' side right back into the title picture after it had initially appeared that the Gers were running away with the title. With just three points currently separating the two sides, their fourth meeting of the season could well offer a much clearer indication of where the Scottish Championship title is heading.

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