Pat Fenlon warns Hibs top-six spot not secured

Pat Fenlon leading a Hibs training session yesterday. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Pat Fenlon leading a Hibs training session yesterday. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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HIBS boss Pat Fenlon believes that there may still be some twists and turns to come in the race for a place in the top six, despite the fact there are just two games remaining before the split.

The Easter Road side are in pole position for a place in the top half of the table as they know they will secure a spot if they can bag six points from their next two games.

However, their remaining matches are against third-placed Inverness and Celtic, who have still to tie up the SPL title. He believes it is all still to play for, both in the top and bottom half of the table, with a number of teams involved in the scrap.

Fenlon said: “A few months ago people talked about the league not being as good without Rangers, but all this is still going on.

“Celtic are out of sight, but everything else is still up in the air and every game has some meaning to it. Even the fact that, if Dundee can pick up a couple of wins, they would see themselves as maybe getting out of it.

“So there’s a lot to play for, for nearly all the teams, and Celtic have the title to play for.”

Meanwhile Fenlon paid tribute to goalkeeper Ben Williams, who picked up the Hibs Supporters’ Association Player of the Year award.

Fenlon added: “People scoring goals will also stand out, but Ben has contributed greatly to the team over the season. His workrate and attitude is different class. He’s great to have around for the younger players, so he thoroughly deserves it. There’s been a lot of chopping and changing with goalkeepers at Hibs over a period of time. It’s really important that you have stability in that area and confidence for your back four, and to have someone like Ben behind them helps. He’s a very, very good goalkeeper, there’s no doubt about that.”