New Hibs signing Drey Wright spells out where team should finish this season
Winger says team’s quality is there to see
Drey Wright believes the current Hibs squad is more than capable of hitting the heights in the Scottish Premiership this season.
The 25-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Capital club – who finished the 2019/20 campaign in seventh place – earlier this summer and the former St Johnstone winger has been impressed by the calibre of his new colleagues, so much so that he believes the team is well positioned to break into the top four and challenge for European places.
"To come and play for Hibs, with their style and quality in the dressing room, was something I knew I would enjoy," he said on a Zoom call.
“When Jack Ross came in to Hibs last year, results and the form of the team improved.
"Now he’s got a full pre-season with the squad, we want to carry that on.
"To improve on last season’s final position is what we’re aiming for and with the squad we have, I think we should be pushing inside the top four."
Hibs have managed a trio of fourth-place finishes in the last 20 years, most recently during the 2017/18 campaign under Neil Lennon after a strong finish to the season, but the last time they cracked the top three was with Tony Mowbray at the helm in 2005 when they pipped Aberdeen to the UEFA Cup berth on goal difference.
Wright is confident that the side can rectify that 15-year absence.
“Seeing the league positions from last season there is no reason we can’t be in that top three or four," he added.
Wright could get his first taste of competitive action in green and white when Hibs host Kilmarnock on the opening day of the season on August 1.