Neil Lennon today insisted he won’t allow complacency to become Hibs’ enemy as his players close in on a record-breaking start to a season.
Victory over Dumbarton made it five straight league wins for the Easter Road side, a feat last achieved 70 years ago and one which keeps them two points clear at the top of the Championship table.
But the Capital club have never won their opening six matches, leaving Lennon’s side with the chance to take that all-time record when they face Ayr United in Edinburgh on Saturday, a day on which the four teams immediately below them face each other thus offering the opportunity, depending on results, for Hibs to widen the gap at the top. The Hibs boss said: “Complacency is not something we have looked at and, in any case, I don’t think we are good enough to be complacent. There is a determination to keep our run going. We had a tough game against Dumbarton, which I am sure was an eye-opener for some of them.
“We’ve put ourselves in the position of being able to try and break the record for games won at the start of a season and that’s something we’ll obviously be trying to do. Ayr stand in our way and they won’t make life easy for us. They had a good win against Morton at the weekend which will have buoyed them and they have a good manager in Ian McCall. If we win if, fantastic. We want to win it and hopefully other teams take points off each other.”
And with Falkirk at home to Dundee United and second-placed Queen of the South hosting Raith Rovers, currently sitting third, this weekend there is every prospect of that happening although Lennon will demand his players focus on their own game.
He said: “We can’t worry about what is going on elsewhere. We’ll concentrate on winning our own game then see how other results have gone and take it from there.”