Three things Hibs need to change to win the Edinburgh derby
Hibernian go head-to-head with old foes Heart of Midlothian on Wednesday night in another Edinburgh derby. It’s a big one too, a Scottish Cup replay to decide who gets to play Ayr United at home for a place in the semi-finals of the competition. There has to be a winner on the night and the match will be played in front of a sold out Easter Road.
Fans packing into the Leith San Siro will be hoping for a better match than the first encounter between the two this season, a drab 0-0 affair better left forgotten. Both Hibs boss Neil Lennon and Hearts manager Ian Cathro acknowledge their sides could have and should have played better, though the playing surface at Tynecastle will have had a huge effect on proceedings.
After a poor result away to Raith Rovers at the weekend, Lennon will be looking for a reaction in the derby after blasting his side’s ‘disgraceful’ performance after the game. This is a hugely important game for the Cabbage and Ribs, who surely will not live the notion of losing the Scottish Cup at home to their bitter rivals.
So, what can Hibs do differently from the match at Tynecastle?
Here are THREE things Lennon needs to change if they’re to get a result against their city rivals…