Fenlon: Time to move on
Manager Pat Fenlon has told his Hibernian players to move on from the defeat of Hearts and focus on continuing their fine start to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season at Inverness on Saturday.
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Hibs savoured a 1-0 victory over Hearts last Sunday as the holders crashed out of the William Hill Scottish Cup at the first hurdle in a result which exacted some revenge for the Edinburgh derby defeat at Hampden in May.
After the joyous celebrations at Easter Road, Fenlon's side return to SPL duty two points above Inverness in second place in the SPL and one point behind leaders Celtic.
Fenlon said: "When we lose games we're disappointed but they get over it fairly quickly and when we win them the same thing - the key is to put it aside.
"Beating Hearts means a lot more to the supporters, but from our point of view it's just another win and we need to move on from it.
"With the game coming thick and fast again on Saturday, that's where the focus has been."
Top-scorer Leigh Griffiths is a doubt with an ankle injury, while midfielder Gary Deegan (jaw), captain James McPake (back) and his fellow defender Tim Clancy (groin) remain out, but should return soon following lay-offs.
Inverness have performed well of late and Fenlon recognises the task his side face tomorrow.
The Irishman said: "Their form has been fantastic. Away to Aberdeen, away to Celtic and picked up six points. That in itself is a fantastic achievement.
"We're confident ourselves at the moment, so hopefully it will be a good game."
If Griffiths does not play, Ross Caldwell could start.
The 19-year-old made his first Hibs start against Caley Thistle in the 2-2 draw at Easter Road in September and has also made 10 substitute appearances this term.
Caldwell was thrown into the Edinburgh derby fray ahead of experienced striker Shefki Kuqi last weekend and has been pleased to get opportunities in the first team, with his first goal still to come.
"I'm getting lots of chances and I need to try to take them now," he said.
"I need to try to get some goals and force my way into the starting XI.
"I just go into training the same every week and try to do my best and let the manager see that I've got what it takes to play.
"I like to try to hold the ball up and bring my other team-mates into play, anything long, in behind or up short, I'll chase it down, I'll try to hold it up.
"The team are on a real high. We're really confident. We feel as though we can beat anybody in the SPL and we're doing really well just now."