ANDREW Shinnie has predicted Hibernian can avoid another slip-up in their push for the Ladbrokes Championship title without their leading scorer after Jason Cummings picked up a one-match suspension.

Cummings was red-carded for deliberately handling the ball into the net towards the end of the 1-0 triumph over Dundee United at Tannadice on Friday night – just three minutes after being booked.

The 21-year-old, who took his tally for the 2016/17 campaign to 20 with his first-half strike on Tayside, will now miss the league game against Dumbarton at Easter Road on Saturday.

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But Shinnie is confident the club can survive without Cummings for the visit of Dumbarton next week and their following game against second-placed Falkirk.

“We have to cope without Jason,” he said. “We have a big squad we need someone to step up and fill the void. Martin Boyle has come in and done well and Brian Graham when he has started has scored goals.”