Daryl Horgan has hailed the impact new Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom has had at the club, after only two games in charge.

The former Leeds boss has a winning record of 100%. And he has dragged Hibs into the battle for a top six finish. Horgan believes the team can only go from strength to strength with Heckingbottom at the helm.

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“The manager’s been excellent since he came in” he told BT Sport.

“He and Robbie (Stockdale – assistant manager) have been brilliant, they are asking us to play in a way that suits the players. It’s just clicked on the pitch and sometimes that happens.”

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The good start for the new boss will be put to the test in two huge games this week. On Wednesday night, Hibs face top six rivals St Johnstone. They know that a win would give them a three point lead over the Perth side.

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Then on Saturday, Hibs take on Celtic – potentially with former Easter Road boss Neil Lennon in charge – in a Scottish Cup quarter-final at Easter Road. A win would see them eliminate the favourites for the cup. It would give the side a great chance of winning the cup for the second time in four years.

If Heckingbottom still has a 100% record after those two games, it could turn out to be an excellent end to the season for Hibernian.

 

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