Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom has refused to give up hope on catching Kilmarnock and finishing fourth in the Premiership.

The Easter Road side are currently four points behind Steve Clarke’s side, and with the teams set to meet before the end of the season, Heckingbottom is full of belief in his team’s ability to make up the four points.

He does admit that the task would have been made easier had Hibs not dropped points in a 1-1 draw with Hearts on Sunday.

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“Would have been in our hands”

“It would have because it would have been in our hands” he said, as reported by Edinburgh Live.

“That’s why the boys were disappointed. We’ve got to match their results and beat them when we play them, but they’re still in the driving seat.”

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Right to be confident

Such has been Hibs’ form since Heckingbottom has become manager, it is no wonder that he has confidence in his players.

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They are yet to lose a game in the league since he took over. That will be put to the test when they travel to Ibrox to take on Rangers on Sunday.

If the Hibees realistically want to catch Kilmarnock, they will need to avoid defeat against Steven Gerrard’s side.

Should they do this, the chase to catch Kilmarnock will still be alive, for one more week at least.

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