Regardless of Saturday’s defeat and the results elsewhere, we are still in control of our own destiny. Had we been offered the current league position at the start of the season we would have grabbed it in grateful disbelief. With one game remaining we are third with the benefit of a five point cushion.
Higdon hits the wall with this one
Motherwell travel to Easter Road next Sunday for another lunchtime kick off. Hibs are fighting to avoid the long drop and they have won only one home league game all season. An early goal from Murphy was enough for us to claim three points on our last trio to Leith. Another win there next weekend would set us up nicely for the top six scramble.
The manager was pleased that the team delivered a much better performance than the previous week. He expressed confidence that similar showings in the final six games should ensure third place and brushed aside thoughts of reaching the runners up spot.
In a post match interview he said, "A six-point gap is of no interest to me, to be honest. We have never talked about second. Our main aim at the beginning of the season was to be in the top six. At Christmas, we looked at getting into the top four to get European football. With the points we amassed, come February, we were looking at third and since February third has always been our aim. If we can maintain that level of performance today in the six games we've got left, I'm confident it will get us enough points to finish third."