Hibernian manager, Paul Heckingbottom, hopes the match against Rangers will give his new signings a crash course in extremes.
Hibernian FC is set to play against Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.
And for Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom, this will be a good test for his players.
“It’s one I’ve been looking forward to. I’m glad it comes early because it gives the players we’ve brought in a good experience of this league and what it is,” he told Four Four Two.
“St Mirren at home, Rangers away, two opposite ends of the spectrum if you like. See how varied the league is and it will get the message across pretty quickly what this league is about.”
He said: “What am I expecting? I’m expecting Rangers to be at full throttle. It’s going to be a tough game, a good game and we want to play our part in that and come off with the points, hopefully.”
“But if not… come off with a strong performance, but a real shift in and give them things to think about.”
“(Rangers have) a real clear way of playing and it’s really similar to when we played them at the back end of last season. Nothing’s changed, pre-season games, European games or the league game,” he commented.
“I don’t know (if Rangers are stronger) as I didn’t see them at the start of last season but they impressed me at the end of last season and they have picked up where they left off.”
🆕| Stevie Mallan also sat down with the media ahead of going toe to toe with Rangers and you can catch his broadcast press conference in full.
🗣️ "These are the games you look forward to."
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