Michael Weir: It's all positive at Hibs right now

The Hibees bandwagon rolls on. Three wins out of three '“ you can't beat that, especially from three games that looked tricky on paper.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 5:30 am
Andrew Shinnie's arrival brings depth to the squad. Pic: SNS
Andrew Shinnie's arrival brings depth to the squad. Pic: SNS

We craved a start like this in each of the past two seasons, but it was our rivals who got it. This time it’s us and, as the big club in the division, we need to make sure we 
capitalise on it.

We’re maybe not blowing teams away the way Rangers and Hearts did, but the important thing is that we’re winning with an air of assurance. We look solid and don’t look like we’re going to slip up in the league the way we did last year.

There’s a long, long way to go, but we’ve given ourselves a great chance with the start we’ve made. We can’t get complacent though. We might be a few points ahead of Falkirk and Dundee United but Raith Rovers and Queen of the South are right up there with us. A couple of slip-ups and the benefits of our strong start could be wiped out, so it’s important that we keep our feet to the floor and don’t start to think that we’ll get everything our own way. It’s a good thing for us that Raith are up there with us just now because that’ll keep the players on their toes.

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We’ve certainly got enough ability to keep winning. Most of the goals seem to be coming from Jason Cummings, but I think it’s only a matter of time before others start chipping in because we’ve lots of quality players, like John McGinn and James Keatings, who know where the goal is. I don’t think Jason will mind being the main man at the moment because he just loves scoring goals.

The main thing for me is that we’re looking solid. The goals from the others will come. In that regard, the addition of Brian Graham and Andrew Shinnie should help because they are both dangerous players in the final third. At 28 and 27, they both bring additional experience to the squad and that’s something I’ve been banging on about for a long time now because you can’t rely on the likes of McGinn and Cummings to carry you through an entire season as young players are often more susceptible to form dips.

Overall, we’re looking a 
really strong unit. It’s all positive at Hibs just now.