Grant Scott (right) insists that Hibs’ previous two Scottish Cup triumphs will have no relevance to today’s semi-final against Glasgow City.
The sides have played each other in the last three finals but now meet a round earlier this season and both are currently unbeaten in the league and only separated by goal difference.
Both semi-finals will be played today at Forthbank Stadium in Stirling with the Hibs v Glasgow City game kicking off at noon. Spartans face Motherwell in the second semi with a 4pm kick off.
Scott told Hibernian Media: “I think at the moment the league positions will tell you they’re the two best teams in the country. The small goal difference shouldn’t really have any bearing on Sunday, it’s just an indicator that it’s going to be a great match and that’s what we’re looking forward to.
“It’s easier to attack in most other games, this one is slightly different because of the strength of the opponent, so we’ll be very mindful of that. But other than just being aware of the threat that City pose we approach the game in the same way.
“The experience helps only a tiny part – there’s so many different things that can happen in the match.
“The recent record is nice to have but it doesn’t count for anything really.
“It’s another reward for the players and the squad to do that for the third time in a row. It’s a great snapshot of the consistency of the squad over a period of time.”