Driven duo will have a ball behind the wheel

WITHOUT doubt it’s the most desirable shift on the rota right now – the chance to man the wheel of the cup final victory bus while your team shows off the spoils to a sea of supporters.

Now two lucky drivers at Lothian Buses have been given the chance to live out their dream.

Hearts fan Shine Tom Varghese and Hibs devotee Rob Matheson were drawn from hundreds of hopefuls to pilot their team’s victory bus on Sunday, depending on which side wins the crunch derby.

Both names were picked from a hat, leaving colleagues marooned and others green with envy.

Mr Varghese, from Gilmerton, said he was “over the moon” to be selected.


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“It will be such an honour and there will be thousands of people on the streets of Edinburgh trying to get a glimpse of the team with the cup,” he said.

“When they won it in 2006, the city centre almost came to a standstill and people still talk about it yet.”

Hibby Rod, from Stenhouse, said: “To be driving the bus if Hibs win is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I cannot wait.

“All the Hibs fans at Lothian Buses have everything crossed. It’s going to be a great weekend, and hopefully the game will be the highlight of the season.”