Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom was pleased with his team’s first league game of the season, the 1-0 win over St Mirren.
However, he wants his side to perform better in the second game of the season, which will be a bigger test. Heckingbottom takes his Hibs side to Ibrox to take on Rangers.
“A totally different type of game”
“It’s going to be a totally different type of game” Heckingbottom said, as reported by the Evening News.
“Rarely are two games the same. But we’ll have to defend better than we did against St Mirren, pass the ball better and be more clinical.”
Midfielder will be key to a win at Ibrox
A key man for Hibs at Ibrox will undeniably be Scott Allan. He scored the winning goal for the Easter Road club against St Mirren.
His probing from the middle of the park will be key to Hibs’ chances of getting the three points at Ibrox.
The game at Ibrox will be one of Heckingbottom’s toughest tests since taking over at Easter Road. His only previous visit to Ibrox came at the end of last season. Hibs lost 1-0, but the game wasn’t much of a contest as it was a drab, end of season affair.
It will be intriguing to see if Hibs can win at Ibrox under Heckingbottom. It would bode very well for the season ahead if they can pull off what would be a bit of a shock result.