Hibernian captain David Gray says he hasn’t even thought about what defeat might feel like for the club in the Scottish Cup final because he knows the pain of disappointment already.
Alan Stubbs’ men are hoping to end an 114-year hoodoo in the tournament but have already suffered the heartache of losing the League Cup final to Ross County and losing the Premiership play-off to Falkirk last week.
Gray says all he is focused on is securing silverware for Hibs.
“The feeling of disappointment on Friday, waking up on Saturday and having to think about that again was something I didn’t want to do.
“I know the feeling I had after the game and it’s not a feeling I want to contemplate having again.
“So it was about quickly trying to get it out of the back of my mind and be focused on what could possibly be a great weekend ahead.”
Gray would be the first captain in 114 years to lift the Scottish Cup for Hibs, asked what it would mean to him, he said: “It’s a massive honour to be captain of this club full stop but to be able to do that would be a great achievement.
“But at the same time it would be great for everyone involved at the club to get rid of the monkey off the back that’s been going on for so long – to put that to bed would be a great thing.”