The past week has been one of the best Hibs have had in a long time, with three fantastic results.
This is the first time for years that there’s been a winning feeling about the club and I think we’ll start to see the supporters coming out now because you can sense there’s something pretty special happening under Alan Stubbs.
People would have expected us to slip up at St Mirren after our exertions in the previous two games against Rangers and Dundee United, but they’ve shown again that they’re made of strong stuff and have the momentum and the desire to keep it going.
We’ve got ourselves really close to Rangers and they’ll be looking at our results and thinking we’re not going to go away.
In our next game against Livingston next Tuesday we’ll have a chance to close to within two points of Rangers, which would be an amazing feat considering we were 11 points behind just a few weeks ago. That would really crank up the heat on a Rangers team who have had it all their own way for most of the season.
If I was a Hibs player, I’d rather have a game this weekend because you always want to keep playing when you’ve got momentum. Obviously they’ve had to call it off because players are on international duty, and the advantage is that it gives them a little breather to recover from a really tough run of games.
One player who will be desperate to get back on the pitch is James Keatings. He’s had a frustrating start to his Hibs career, but he really looks to be finding his stride now. He’s always a threat and if he’s in good enough form to score a hat-trick at the same time as Jason Cummings is scoring ever week, then we’ve certainly got to fancy ourselves most weeks.
The one slight concern is that the manager’s name always seems to be getting linked with jobs in England, with QPR the latest to be mentioned.
Alan’s totally transformed the club on a fairly limited budget and if you’re winning games at the rate Hibs are, then people are going to take notice. We just have to hope that he sees his immediate future here and is of a mind to see out his contract.