If Hibs are to take the next step and defeat Rangers for the first time this season after three draws, there is one player who could be more important than the rest.

That player is Easter Road goalkeeper Ofir Marciano.

Marciano has had an up and down season for Hibs, but has often impressed in the bigger games.

Great performance in big games

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He was excellent in the 1-1 draw against Rangers in March. Whilst he pulled off some tremendous saves to deny Celtic in the 0-0 draw between the sides earlier this month.

With Rangers currently in a good run of form, you can bet that Marciano will be busy on the day at Ibrox. However, Hibs shouldn’t be overawed going into the game.

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They are unbeaten against Rangers in three games this season.

 

More than capable of causing problems

If Paul Heckingbottom’s team clicks, they are more than capable of causing Rangers plenty of problems.

However, it does seem likely that on the day, Marciano will be the busier of the two goalkeepers.

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Therefore, his performance will be vital to ensuring that Hibs can pick up a first victory of the season against Rangers.

A win at Ibrox would give Hibs a real chance of catching Kilmarnock and finishing ahead of Hearts in the league table.

If Marciano repeats his heroics of earlier this month, the three points going be heading back to Edinburgh.

 

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