Hibernian will take on Dutch side Willem II in a friendly this week as manager Jack Ross hopes to make the most of their warm-weather training camp in Spain.

The Easter Road outfit jet out this morning and will base themselves in Estepona near Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

After reaching the winter break in sixth spot in the Premiership, following a rollercoaster run of recent results against the likes of Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Aberdeen and Livingston, Ross is eager to savour the lay-off as he continues putting his stamp on the team.

The capital outfit will round off a week of training by facing Willem II, who are currently fourth in the Eredivisie, on Friday before returning to concentrate on the Scottish Cup encounter with Dundee United at Tannadice on January 19.

Ross said: “As ever, there were a lot of games over the festive period so time on the training pitch is naturally limited.

“So we’re grateful for the opportunity to get the squad away so they can put in the graft in favourable weather conditions.

“We are fully focused on our first game back against Dundee United in the Scottish Cup, ahead of what promises to be an exciting conclusion to the campaign.

“There is a lot for us still to achieve this season and the work the boys put in in Spain will only help get us in the best possible condition to do that.”