Paul Hanlon keen to maintain Hibs’ travel slickness

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PAUL HANLON is confident Hibs will make it five away wins on the spin at Dumbarton today.

While the Easter Road side have been held to four consecutive draws at home, it has been a different story on their travels, with the Hibees winning at Ross County, Rangers, Livingston and Cowdenbeath.

“We’ve put in some good performances on our travels and I don’t see any reason why it will be any different at Dumbarton,” said centre-back Hanlon.

After early-season defeats at Alloa and Queen of the South, Hanlon believes the recent 2-1 win at Cowdenbeath showed that Hibs now have the mental strength to deal with going to the less-salubrious grounds of the Championship.

“People often question Hibs when we go to places like Cowdenbeath and Dumbarton but we went to Cowdenbeath a few weeks ago and showed that we’ve got a bit about us,” he said.

“We lost at Alloa and Queen of the South earlier in the season, so hopefully winning at a place like Cowdenbeath shows that we’ve turned the corner in terms of going to the smaller, less-glamorous grounds.”