Former Hibernian captain Ian Murray believes that his old side can overtake city rivals Hearts in the league table.

A good run of form under Paul Heckingbottom has moved the Easter Road side to only two points behind Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

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Murray thinks Hibs are in a good place to become the top team in Edinburgh for the second year in a row.

“There’s no reason why Hibs can’t catch Hearts” he told the Evening News.

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“They’ve still got each other to play twice and those games are where it’s probably going to be decided. If Hibs can finish above Hearts, then they’ll see that as a good season.”

Hibs’ most recent match saw them defeat Motherwell 2-0 and all but confirm their place in the top six. With that target all but met, Heckingbottom will now be looking to overtake Hearts.

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If Hibs can finish above Hearts in the league table, it would be a good ending to Paul Heckingbottom’s first few months in charge of the Easter Road side.

Hearts and Hibs are set to meet on the 6th of April at Tynecastle. That game will have a huge bearing in the battle between the sides. Heckingbottom will be confident his team can go to Tynecastle and pick up the three points.

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