Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs reckons title race could be nip and tuck

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs insists he could not care less that his team have reduced Rangers’ lead to two points – because he reckons the Championship title race will go down to the wire.

Tuesday’s hard-fought 2-1 victory over Livingston has seen the Leith outfit move within striking distance of Mark Warburton’s team at the summit.

James Keatings’ brace, just ten days after netting a hat-trick against St Mirren, was enough to see off the Lions, who notched a late consolation through Jordyn Sheerin.

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Hibs won their eighth successive game on Tuesday

 

But Stubbs insists he is paying little attention to what the table looks like.

He said: “To be honest, I couldn’t care less about it. All I’m interested in is winning games, the players doing what they have to do.

“It’s great for everybody. Yes we’ve managed to get within two points but what’s that achieving?

“We’ve achieved nothing, just narrowed a gap. We’re not going to win anything right now

“It’s going to be a good battle. I’m hoping we’re going to take it to the wire. I think that’s what everyone wants.”

Stubbs, meanwhile, laughed off his war of words with Rangers counterpart Warburton after Hibs assistant manager John Doolan described them as the Chuckle Brothers.

He added: “We’re letting you guys create all the headlines and sometimes when you let your assistant talk, it creates other headlines.

“It’s all a bit of fun. But I don’t intend doing pantomime at this time of year.”

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