Queen of the South caretaker manager Jim Thomson insists fine margins are the difference in Championship matches – that’s why he believes the title race will go down to the wire.
The Doonhamers will bid to maintain their uneaten record against Hibs today having already beaten Neil Lennon’s side in the Betfred Cup in August before battling out a goal-less in Dumfries a month later.
Club football development manager Thomson led Queens to a morale-boosting win over Alloa last weekend just days after Gavin Skelton stepped down.
And despite Hibs being ten points better off, Thomson insists his side are more than capable of picking up their first league win in seven outings this afternoon.
He said: “Hibs are a very good team but if we’re at it, we’re a match for anyone.
“In the two games we’ve had so far this season there’s not been too much in the games. In the cup match, we were lucky not to be three down at half-time but we took our chances and ended up being 3-1 winners.
“The game at Palmerston was played in terrible conditions but it was a decent match for a nil-nil and there wasn’t much in it.
“The Championship is so difficult week-to-week, so competitive – it’s small, small margins.
“We have to try and exploit any wee weaknesses, that goes a massive way to winning games.
“No-one has put a run together in the league so far and it’s very tight, I thought it would be that way.
“We had a helluva start then had a dip. It’s how you react to that to try and get back in the mix.”