Hibs can still catch Rangers – Stubbs

Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs hasn’t given up hope of catching Rangers and winning the Scottish Championship.

Alan Stubbs’ men are 11 points behind the league leaders in third with a game in hand against Falkirk.

“I’ve set myself a target of winning the league and the players are the same. It’s going to be difficult but it will be difficult for anybody,” he said.

“There’s a lot of water under the bridge to go just yet.

“I’ve never, in all my time in football, seen anybody to win the league in the first quarter so we will see what happens from now until the end of the season and see where it takes us.”

Stubbs has already seen his side lose to Saturday’s opponents Dumbarton and Rangers but the performance against the Light Blues gives him hope of challenging them for the title.

“We’ve still got a game in hand and we play them quite soon,” he told STV. “It’s amazing how things can turn in football quickly.

“But we’re looking forward to, first, our a game against Dumbarton, and then Falkirk, and then Raith and then we’ve got Rangers, so we have got important games before we even start thinking about Rangers.

“But when the time comes we will give them thought. We can take a lot of heart, especially from our performance at Ibrox, and we certianly don’t fear them.

“They’ve started very, very well, there’s no denying that and it would be foolish of me to say anything other but I think on our day we are a match for anybody.”

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