Hibs players react with excitement to prospect of Edinburgh derby clash with Hearts in Scottish Cup



Hibernian players were quick to respond on social media to the mouthwatering prospect of an Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Cup next month.

Within minutes of the fifth round draw being made at Hampden, excitement seemed to be building within the Easter Road squad.

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A handful took to Twitter to give their reactions to the tie that will see the teams clash for the first time since a 2-0 home victory for Hibs in the Championship last April.

Top scorer Jason Cummings said: “Get in there,” with midfielder John McGinn adding simply: “Interesting.”

Striker Martin Boyle was equally succinct, with: “Derby!!” and defender Liam Fontaine said: “Derby time…”

Midfielder Marvin Bartley perhaps summed up the mood best, however, when he wrote: “Oh yes!!!”