Hibs midfielder Stevie Mallan believes that Paul Heckingbottom’s side can push ahead and challenge the teams above them in the league and push for a European place.

The Easter Road side have been on a fantastic run of form since Heckingbottom took charge and face two massive games ahead of the league split.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 08: Joe Worrall of Rangers blocks Stevie Mallan's shot during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Mallan is confident that the Hibees can beat any team they face at the moment as they target continuing to climb up the table.

“In every meeting we’ve had, we haven’t really spoken about the teams above us. We have always just looked at the next game,” Mallan said, as quoted by Edinburgh Live.

9th February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Cup football fifth round, Hibernian versus Raith Rovers; Stevie Mallan of Hibernian takes a shot at goal as Barjonas of Raith challenges

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But I think we are at a point now where we can look around us and see where we are in the league. We can look at the next place, then the next place.

“The next two games are both six-pointers. It just makes it that bit more important that we go out and win. We are in form and we know we can beat anyone with the way we’ve been playing. We could not be in a better place right now.”

22nd February 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee v Hibernian; Stevie Mallan of Hibernian celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Hibernian

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Heck’s side face Kilmarnock in midweek before a massive Edinburgh derby at the weekend.

With only two points seperating the two sides, the clash between the two could go a long way to ending one side or the others European ambitions.

If Heckingbottom’s side can keep their fine form up then they may well take their place in the Europa League next season.

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