Michael Weir: Hibs have to be wary of Aberdeen resurgence
We don't yet know how the managerial upheaval at Aberdeen will affect Hibs but it could have a positive effect on the Easter Road team.
Hibs are playing a bit like third place is already in the bag, and a lot depends on whether Aberdeen bring someone in and how the team responds to them.
There's always a chance that a new manager or new approach to training or coaching can give a team a wee lift.
That being said, Aberdeen haven't been playing too well recently and I don't think in football you can flick a switch that quickly to turn a team’s form around.
But Hibs have to focus on their own performances and their own place in the table, and forget about any teams beneath them.
It would be disastrous for the club if Hibs missed out on European football given the number of chances they have had at going ten, twelve points clear.
Hibs' fate is in their hands and their hands only. If they can go on a run and keep winning then it doesn't matter what Aberdeen do.
It’s a cliche but Hibs absolutely have to treat the remaining seven games like seven cup finals.
That’s the approach I would take. Seven cup finals, go out there and try to win as many of them as possible.
It will be a great achievement if Hibs can secure third spot and European football but my worry is that at the moment, it looks as though they are content to just let the season run out.
If Hibs were to lose another couple of games then teams below them, including Aberdeen, will sense that they are on a downward spiral and that gives rivals the motivation to try and overhaul them.
Hibs just need to get a couple of results to get the confidence flowing again. They’ve had a wee slip-up but it is not too late to recover from it.
It’s vital now that they regroup and go out and win those matches to hold off Aberdeen and secure that third place and European football.