Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon anticipates a tough game against on-form Kilmarnock tomorrow in the televised lunchtime fixture at Rugby Park.
Hibs have already won there this season although the 3-0 scoreline did flatter them.
Kilmarnock have been in top form since the arrival of experienced manager Steve Clarke who has had a long and successful career at the top level in England.
Lennon also revealed that he has no new injury worries since last week.
Speaking ahead of the game Lennon said: ” We are taking nothing for granted. I know we are playing a team that are bang in form themselves and I know that it will be a very difficult game.
“They have a good balance between defence and attack and a strong midfield.
“I thought Lee McCulloch did a very good job last season but they couldn’t win at home. Now they are formidable at home. Steve (Clarke) has bought confidence and stability to the club and a bit of pride. He is tactically very good and is one of the best managers around at this level.
“He has great experience and great knowledge of the game and I think he is someone that the players will respect.
“We can’t use their artificial pitch as an excuse if we lose tomorrow as we have been there already this season and won and it can’t be any worse than when we played there in October.
“There are no changes regarding team news. Whittaker needs another week training. David Gray will be another tree weeks. Brandon Barker will be another two to three weeks. In terms of any fresh injuries from last week, we are fine.