Hibs Under-20s hope to clinch title – with a favour from Hearts

Oli Shaw has been a key player for Hibs Under-20s this season
Oli Shaw has been a key player for Hibs Under-20s this season
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Hibs Under-20s can secure the SPFL Development League title on Tuesday – but that scenario will require a favour from Edinburgh rivals Hearts.

Grant Murray’s youngsters, who are on course for a league and cup double, are a point clear of Dundee at the top of the table with two games to play. If they beat Aberdeen in Tuesday’s match on the outdoor pitch at Oriam (2pm kick-off), Dundee would realistically have to beat Hearts at Links Park (6pm kick-off) in order to prolong the title race until the final round of fixtures. A point for Dundee would mathematically mean they could still win the title, but Hibs have a vastly superior goal difference, so would be champions in all but name if they win and Hearts avoid defeat.

Hibs finish their league campaign away to Motherwell on Monday, April 30, while Dundee conclude away to St Mirren on Monday, April 23. The Easter Road youngsters face Aberdeen in the SFA Youth Cup final at Hampden on Thursday, April 26.