Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom has admitted that he doesn’t expect Steven Gerrard to change much when the two sides meet at Easter Road on Friday night – but insists the Gers have the quality to change it up if necessary.
Gerrard’s side have primarily used a 4-3-3 this season and it seems likely they will do so again when they head along the M8 to face Heck’s side.
The Hibees could really do with picking up the three points and the manager is confident there won’t be too many changes to Gerrard’s side on Friday.
“I can’t imagine Steven (Gerrard) changing too much but he has got the capabilities to do that if he wants with the squad he has got and the players he has got competing for each position,” Heckingbottom said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“But I don’t think there will be too much different in the set-up and how he approaches the game and I wouldn’t have thought too much difference in personnel.”
With St. Johnstone only three points behind Hibs in the table, a defeat could put their top-six place at risk.
Rangers will also have one eye on the Scottish Cup replay with Aberdeen in midweek as they aim for a semi-final clash with Celtic at Hampden.
After losing out themselves to Celtic at the weekend in the Cup, beating their Old Firm rivals would be the perfect response.