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Influential midfielder Kevin Thomson is determined to be fit to play in Hibs’ Scottish Premiership play-off final matches next week after missing the Kilmarnock game through injury.

The 29-year-old lifelong Hibs’ fan limped out of the 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle at the start of the month with a thigh strain, however he believes he will be ready for the opening leg of the play-offs on Wednesday 21 May, kick off 7.45pm.

Thomson told Hibernian TV: “It was massively disappointing not to be available for the Kilmarnock match – watching from the stands was a really frustrating experience.

“But I’m confident I will be fit enough to be available for selection for the play-off and that’s all I’m working towards at the moment.

“There are two games left in order for us to keep the club in the Premiership and we will all be giving everything we can to make that happen.

“This season has been extremely tough for everybody connected to the club, but we have an opportunity to get out of this situation and we plan to take that with both hands.

“The fans have been absolutely brilliant all season and have backed the team throughout, but now we need their support more than ever.

“There are two huge games coming up and we need to show we’ve got the quality, attitude and desire to come out on top.”

Hibs will find out at the weekend whether they will face Hamilton or Falkirk who drew 1-1 last night in the first leg.

Ticket arrangements for both the first leg and the second leg, which will be played at Easter Road Stadium on Sunday 25 May, kick off 3.30pm will be confirmed shortly on hibernianfc.co.uk.

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