Ex-Hibernian striker Tam McManus has revealed that he is confident in his former team denying Rangers a domestic double.
Writing for The Daily Record, the former Scotland U-21 international confessed that if any team had what it takes to stop Rangers from winning the Scottish Cup, it would be Hibs, who currently sit third in the Championship phase of the Scottish Premiership after an impressive season under Jack Ross.
Steven Gerrard is keen to complete a domestic double with Rangers this season, with the former Liverpool captain admitting to the Evening Glasgow Times that he is prioritising winning as much silverware as possible with the club, with the Scottish Cup the only trophy left to play for this campaign.
Yet McManus believes Hibs will prove a good test for Rangers should the two teams meet one another in the competition, and that the attacking trio of Kevin Nisbet, Christian Doidge and Martin Boyle will play a major role in the fixture. The former striker said: “Jack Ross has never hidden from the fact that he wants to win a trophy this season.
“The front three [Kevin Nisbet, Christian Doidge and Martin Boyle] are on fire right now and the fact they are all on double figures and with them vying for the top goalscorer tag, you’ve got to hope that can help drive them on.
TBR View: Rangers must be wary of Hibs attacking threat
Rangers have been, without question, the best team in Scotland this season, but this doesn’t guarantee them extra silverware this campaign in the form of the Scottish Cup, and for Hibs, their front three of Nisbet, Doidge and Boyle will be able to cause some real damage to Gerrard’s side.
With 40 goals between the trio in all competitions this campaign, the attackers have proven this season that they have what it takes to cause the Rangers defence a multitude of problems, though Hibernian were on the losing side when the two sides last met just over a week ago.