Hibs’ youngster Jamie Gullan is expecting a tough game against Forfar Athletic tonight and knows what to expect after facing them last season with Raith Rovers.

Gullan has featured in both Hibs’ Betfred Cup victories this season and is hoping that his performances will persuade Head Coach Jack Ross that he is ready for a regular start in the league campaign.

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Gullan said: “Forfar are a good team. I have played them quite a lot recently at Raith. They are a good organised team and it’s not the easiest place to go. It’s a tight, small and hard astro so it will be another tough game but hopefully we can go up there and win.

“If we play our own game hopefully we can go up there and get a result.”

Gullan came off the bench on Saturday, replacing the injured Drey Wright and made an immediate impact scoring the vital equalising goal just when it looked as though it wasn’t going to be Hibs’ day.

With Hibs down to 13 fit outfield players dur to injury call-ups and injuries Gullan is likely to play a part at Station Park tonight and admits that this will be a massive season for him personally.

He continued: “It’s been a long time coming. It’s been a while since my last goal and it’s kind of been in the back of my mind that I wanted one quite quickly this season. It came on Saturday and I’m obviously looking for more.

“Everyone could see that I wanted a goal against Brora quite a lot and I got a bit frustrated at the end when it didn’t come but he (Jack Ross)  told me to stay positive and it would come and luckily on Saturday it did.

“This is a massive season for me. I got a good taste of it last year toward the end, getting the first start and the first goal and I’m looking to build on that this season.

“I’m aiming to get more starts, more minutes and more goals and see what happens.

“I’m confident as a striker and playing out wide as well like in the last couple of games. I think I can bring something to the team playing out wide, off the right and left or in behind the strikers as well. Really anywhere along the front and I’m happy to play.

“The Betfred Cup is good for players who haven’t been playing to show the manager what they can do and hopefully to try and get into the team for league games and that’s exactly what I am trying to do.

“Hopefully if I play well against Forfar I will be in with a shout for Saturday.”

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