James Keatings

Hibs’ striker James Keatings insists that his team mates will use the disappointment from the loss at Hampden on Sunday as motivation when they travel to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the William Hill Scottish Cup Quarter Final replay tonight.

Despite losing to Ross County in the Scottish League Cup final, most observers recognised that the result could have gone either way and the former Hearts’ player is determined to return to the national stadium next month for the semi-final of the Scottish Cup against Dundee United.

Speaking to Hibs TV he said: “Losing the cup final to Ross County was a huge disappointment. the boys have had a sit down yesterday and spoke it through now the most important thing is to put that behind us and get a reaction for the whole team.

“It was clear to see how well the team played, but obviously the main thing in a final is that you want to go there and win and that’s what is important in every game, and that was disappointing for us.

“Everybody was disappointed and we are going to use that as motivation in the next game coming up. Every game now is a massive game and hopefully we can get the wins from them.

“I thought in the first game against Inverness at Easter Rad that we were the better team. We had chances in the game and were good on the day.

“It was a frustrating time for me, with the way I was playing I was beating myself up but obviously I got the goal and hopefully if I get the chance I can go there and do the same again.

“I have assists to my game and can create things and see things developing on the pitch and I am happy doing that as well but I came here as a striker to score goals.

“Inverness are a top team and it’s up to us to go there and show what a good team we are.”