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Gray revelling in Hibs’ football fairytale

By May 21, 2016No Comments

By Craig Turnbull at Hampden

Hibernian captain David Gray says it’s a football fairytale after the club ended their 114-year wait for Scottish Cup success by beating Rangers 3-2 in the final.

Gray led by example with a stoppage time header sending the Hibs fans into raptures. It’s the first time since 1902 that they’ve won the trophy and the skipper admits it’s a dream come true.

“It’s not properly sunk in to be honest. I’m just delighted for everyone involved at the club and the fans,” he said.

“It’s fairytale stuff isn’t it? “Big Fonts [Fontaine] my room-mate and I last night were sitting talking about dream scenarios.

“‘Imagine scoring the winner in a Scottish Cup final in the 89th minute that would be great’ but he says ‘no it would need to be longer because there’s still time after that’.

“It’s surreal it’s manage to happen. I know there’s 30-40 seconds left in the game and me and big Daz [Darren McGregor] are looking at each other thinking is this going to happen?

“To hear the final whistle in the end was just great for everyone involved.”

Hibs midfielder John McGinn added the Scottish Cup success to his League Cup medal with St Mirren and capped off a remarkable season for the 21-year-old.

“My dad said to me this morning, ‘this is your day go and make it happen’. I’ve got two winners medals at 21 and that is something not many players have got so I want to keep going and keep succeeding.

“It’s crazy if you told me this time last year I would have a Scotland cap and Cup winners’ medal I would have laughed in your face.

“I’ve just got to thank everyone at Hibs for giving me this opportunity. It’s been an amazing season and I think I’ve developed so much as a player if I keep getting better like I have been doing then I’ll play in more finals.

“You’re walking about in Edinburgh and fans are coming up to you and saying please get that Cup we’ve managed to do it so we’ll be heroes.”

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