Modest Efe Ambrose has given credit to his Hibs’ team mates for their part in him winning the Championship Player of the Month award.

The Nigerian defender has won three ‘man of the match awards’ since joining from Celtic on an emergency loan deal as well as scoring a vital goal against Falkirk.

His style of play has won approval amongst the Hibs fans who have composed a song in his honour.

Despite the personal accolades, Ambrose insists that his focus is on taking all three points today against Queen of the South which, depending on results elsewhere mean that automatic promotion is secured.

Should Hibs win and Falkirk drop points against on-form St Mirren the title will belong to Hibs and top flight football will return to Easter Road next season.

He told Hibernian TV: “Winning the Championship Player of the Month was a good feeling but it’s not about me at all.

“As you know football is a team effort and not individual so credit to the other players and I appreciate everyone helping me.

“When I came here I just wanted to do my best and help Hibs to get back to the top league.

“This weekend we know that the game could decide the league but we don’t want to think about the other result, we just want to focus on ourselves. What we have to do is to win the game and that is the most important thing.

“We don’t depend on other teams to give us the title, we want to win the title ourselves.

“I don’t want to think about next season as it’s so far away. Securing this season for us is the most important thing right now.

“We also have a semi-final to look forward to but we don’t want to talk about that right now as our focus is on Queen of the South.”