BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
CHRIS HUMPHREY is adamant Hibs can do the double this season as he set his sights on avenging his own Hampden heartbreak.
Humphrey was in dazzling form for the Hibees on Saturday as they battered Bonnyrigg Rose 8-1, scoring his maiden goal for the club and tormenting the Midlothian minnows.
Having finally won the Scottish Cup last May, it was a statement of intent from the capital club – as they seek to retain the trophy and claim the Championship title.
And the Jamaican flyer admits succumbing to a 3-0 defeat in the final against Celtic in 2011 only serves to drive him on.
Hibs will face either Raith Rovers or city rivals Hearts in the fifth round and Humphrey said: “We are the club that holds the Scottish Cup and we are not going to give it away lightly – in every cup game we are going to give it our all to try and retain it.
“Of course it will be difficult to do that and win the league, but the manager will be going strong in every match. Since I’ve been working with him it’s clear he demands the best all the time.
“The league is a priority – but trying to retain the cup is a big priority too so he won’t make massive changes if the team is winning.
“I’m definitely hungry to get back to a final. It doesn’t matter what country you play in, what league you are in, everyone wants to win the cup. It’s a special feeling to get to a final and I would love to have that again.
“Why not try our best to win the cup and to win the league as well? That’s our mentality.”