Hibs assistant manager Tommy Craig plays down unbeaten run

Last updated : 19 October 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs assistant manager Tommy Craig has today played down the Hibees chances of keeping their unbeaten run going indefinitely.

John Collins right hand man has insisted that Hibs will eventually hit a slump in form and even the manager expects it to happen and so should the fans.

The Hibees sit proudly in second in the SPL after starting the season with nine games without defeat, this includes away wins at Tynecastle against arch rivals Hearts (0-1), defeating Celtic at Easter Road 3-2 and most recently a 1-0 win at Ibrox over Rangers.

The Hibs assistant manager said:

"I'm not convinced we can carry it on because there will come a point in the season where we will hit a dip of some sort.

"The secret when you hit a dip is how long it takes for you to get out of it.

"That's the key, to get out of it as quickly as you can.

"Don't get me wrong, John, myself and the team are enjoying being where we are, but like everybody else we are asking how long can it last?

"I don't blame people for asking that because when was the last time Hibs won the league?

"We're just looking to play as well as we can, whether it's home or away, pick up the points on offer and we'll look at things again with eight games to go.

"Teams outside the Old Firm, teams like Hearts, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and ourselves, all want to be vying for that third place.

"In the course of a crazy season one of those teams can find themselves in between the Old Firm but history tells us it doesn't happen very often."

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