Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom has admitted that he isn’t a fan of plastic pitches. He made the revelation ahead of Hibs’ trip to Livingston on Friday.
It will be his first experience of managing a game on a plastic pitch since he joined the Easter Road club. It isn’t an experience he is greatly looking forward to.
“I’m surprised there are so many up here. I wouldn’t have it” he told the Scottish Sun.
“It is what it is. There are arguments for and against any sort of home advantage in terms of fans, stadiums, changing facilities, plastic pitches — it’s just what you have to deal with.”
The trip to Livingston is vital for Hibs in their quest for a top six finish. They currently sit in sixth place in the league table, with a four point lead over seventh placed St Johnstone.
A win for Hibs would all but confirm their place in the top six. It won’t be easy playing on the plastic pitch though. Livingston have a formidable home record.
They have won nine of their 15 home games this season. However, if Hibs want to secure a top six finish this is the type of game they need to win.
Heckingbottom will be confident that his players can conquer the plastic and get the victory that the side needs.