It can be argued that for Hibernian, the last game of the season is not important. They are set to finish in fifth place in the league table. The game is more important to Sunday’s opponents Aberdeen, who are in a battle for third place in the league with Kilmarnock.
However, some recent comments from Hibs head coach Paul Heckingbottom have placed some importance on the game.
He believes that the outcome of the game will determine how many players he needs to sign in the summer.
“That will be resolved”
“We’ll be bringing players in, no doubt, but it’s how many we bring in or how many we need to bring in. That will be resolved in the next game” he said, as reported by Football Scotland.
He is also looking to how his side approach the game against a team with something to play for.
“I’d much rather be playing against hungry sides than another team, similar to us, whose season has fizzled out.”
First season has gone well
Heckingbottom has on the whole did very well for the Easter Road side since replacing Neil Lennon.
As he says though, their season has ‘fizzled out’ in recent weeks, as they cannot qualify for Europe.
However, Heckingbottom will be keen to end his first season as manager on a high with a win in the final game of the season.