Could Hibernian finish in second spot in the Scottish Premiership this season? That is a question that manager Jack Ross might well be thinking to himself.
At the moment, the Easter Road club currently sit in third place in the Premiership, two points behind Celtic having played two games more.
Chance to go second
However, a win against Hamilton on Saturday would for 24 hours at least put Hibernian in second spot in the league. That is because Celtic aren’t in action until Sunday, when Neil Lennon’s team take on Kilmarnock.
A win for Hibernian would be a statement of intent. It would show that the team is up for the fight for finishing second in the Premiership. A defeat or draw in a game which looks very winnable would show that the team aren’t ready to battle it out for second place.
Of course, with their games in hand, Celtic will be favourites to finish second at the moment. However, Neil Lennon’s side are in a very poor run of form at the moment. They will not relish having to play catch-up on Hibernian.
That is why there is more than three points at stake for Hibernian when they take on Hamilton on Saturday. A victory would be a real statement to show that the club could mean business, and are firmly in the battle to finish second in the Premiership.
It might be a bit of a surprise to see Hibernian fighting for second place in December. However, this is a season that is unlike any other for many reasons. One of those being the poor form of Celtic, who have won the last nine league titles.
Could Hibernian finish second in the Premiership this season? It is probably too early to tell. However, a win over Hamilton could well give the team a boost going forward.