People are tipping Hibs to split Celtic and Rangers – but Martin Boyle says Jack Ross’ men will focus on themselves.
The Hibees beat Hamilton 4-0 on Saturday, Boyle scoring his second goal in as many games during the convincing win. It lifted them above Celtic for 24 hours before they beat Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Boyle’s been involved with some good Hibs sides, and while not drawing comparison to previous reigns, the winger is hoping his team can keep pace with the likes of Celtic and the Premiership league leaders.
“I was involved with Neil Lennon’s team but it’s hard to compare,” said Boyle. “We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. We did well a few years ago finishing fourth under Lennon which was a good feeling.
“But we want to take it a step further. We are doing well at the moment and we are taking it game by game. Everyone is pitching in with goals and it’s good for me to get back on the scoresheet.
“As a club and players we are striving to go far. Some might say it’s unrealistic to say we can split the Old Firm, some might not. It’s a tough old season and we know the strengths of Celtic and Rangers.
“Hopefully we can stay in that top four. We are in a good place at the moment and long may that continue.”
Two other shining lights from Saturday’s win were Kevin Nisbet and Christian Doidge, Boyle tipping them for maiden Scotland and Wales caps: “We’ve got two proven goalscorers up there.
“I thought Kevin should have got a call-up to the last squad. He’s scored a lot of goals and is playing well. I don’t seem why he can’t get a call-up. He’s definitely chapping at the door, he’s a clever player.
“You can make the same argument for Christian Doidge and Wales. He’s the same, I am surprised he’s not been called up. But if he keeps scoring I don’t see why he can’t get called up either.”