Kevin Thomson is desperate to ensure he is fully fit and ready for Hibs’ two-legged Premiership play-off next week.
The midfielder missed out on the last two games of the league campaign, against Ross County and Kilmarnock, after being forced off with a thigh injury towards the end of the draw with Partick Thistle.
However, after going through the wringer as he watched his team-mates fail to get the win over Killie they needed to avoid being consigned to the play-offs, Thomson is optimistic that he will be ready to influence things on the pitch when his side visit either Hamilton or Falkirk – who drew 1-1 last night – for next Wednesday’s first leg.
Thomson said: “It was massively disappointing not to be available for the Kilmarnock match – watching from the stands was a really frustrating experience.
“But I’m confident I will be fit enough to be available for selection for the play-off.
“There are two games left in order for us to keep the club in the Premiership and we will all be giving everything we can to make that happen.
“This season has been extremely tough for everybody connected to the club, but we have an opportunity to get out of this situation and we plan to take that with both hands.”
While Thomson knows the fans feel let down by Hibs this season, he is hopeful that they will turn out in big numbers for the crucial two games.
“The fans have been absolutely brilliant all season and have backed the team throughout, but now we need their support more than ever,” he said.