Hibernian’s spirited fightback in Friday’s 1-1 draw against Rangers can be a springboard to a top six finish for Paul Heckingbottom’s side.
The Easter Road side were dominated in the first-half, and were fortunate to go in only one nil down. However, the Hibees sprung to life in the second-half, with Florian Kamberi grabbing the equaliser.
Hibs could have even won the game. Marc McNulty and Kamberi both came close to finding the winning goal.
However, despite not winning the game, Heckingbottom can take plenty of positives from the second-half performance.
Lesser teams could have wilted after Rangers’ first-half onslaught. But Hibs stood up and were counted in the second-half.
The point gained by Hibs moves them four points ahead of St Johnstone in the battle for the top six. The Saints do have a game in hand though.
With only four games until the league split, Hibs do look in a good position to make the top six.
It might not be what fans of the Easter Road were expecting at the start of the season. But at one stage it looked like unlikely that Hibs would even make the top six.
However, Heckingbottom has steered Hibs on the right track in the last month. That continued against Rangers and the Hibs boss will be looking for a similar performance against Motherwell next week.