Preview - Hibs (a)
Updated Thursday, 15th December 2005
We played reasonably well and lost a fortnight ago but won with a poor performance last week. Which Motherwell will show up at Easter Road this Saturday?
The harsher critics of our side may claim it won’t matter. Hibs are enjoying a lofty league position and can play some scintillating football. However, they have lost three out the last four (including at Tannadice and home to Falkirk) so they are not invincible. They gave us a lesson at Fir Park earlier in the season and we will need to be at our best if we are to return with a point or better.
Foran scored from the spot at the last meeting
Our defence does seem to have picked up from the shambles it was previously but a lot of that is down to the wonderful form of Graeme Smith. He will need to have a good day in Edinburgh – Hibs attack is quick and strong, a combination which usually rips through our back line.
We do still score goals though and we should be confident of finding the net at least once. McDonald may benefit from the kick up the backside he got last week and hopefully he will inspire us. Jim Hamilton got back on the score sheet at Falkirk and his confidence will be up. There is hope.
Along with Skippy returning, Phil O’Donnell is in contention after his brief appearance against
It is likely we will give a good account of ourselves but if Hibs play to potential it is hard to see us putting serious resistance in their way. We may come close but we’ll leave frustrated on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline.