Alan Stubbs

Hibs’ Head Coach Alan Stubbs is anticipating a difficult game against Livingston at Easter Road tonight as David Hopkin’s outfit battle to avoid finishing in the relegation play-off spot.

The fixture will be the side’s first home game since the William Hill Scottish Cup Quarter Final match against Inverness on 6 March.

Speaking to Hibs TV, Hibernian’s Head Coach said: “It does feel like a long time since we at home and it will be good to get back in front of our own fans and get back on track.

“We have games in hand so we are looking forward to picking up three points.

“We’ve had a disappointing month in terms of results and we are looking now to build toward the end of the season.

“We know that we are in the play offs and it’s now all about finishing as high as we can. we now have eight games left and five are at home. If we keep our home form as strong as it has been this season then we will have a good chance of finishing in second spot.

“I think it always will have its difficulties when you play teams that still have something to fight for. Livingston have had some results over the last number of weeks that has given them an opportunity to try to get away from that second to last play-off spot.

“While that is there, you know that they will always be fighting for their lives and because of that you know it’s going to be a difficult game.

“You only need to look at their result against Falkirk and it tells you that we need to be on good form to get a result. They are very organised and I imagine that they will look to lay on the counter. They have players who can caus eyou problems and we know exactly what to expect.”