On loan player could do his parent club a big favour
A lot of Hibs fans have considered throwing in the towel this season but it appears that Colin Calderwood has beat them to it. The Leith club captured Celtic midfielder Richie Towell on loan and the suggestions are that he could be in line to make his debut tonight against Rangers. Towell has appeared once for Celtic in the SPL this season and any appearance tonight is likely to be cheered by the home fans and jeered by the away fans.
It will be a strange evening for Hibs as they enter this game on a horrendous run of form but facing a team they defeated 3-0 earlier in the season. That Ibrox game appears to be a one-off and with Rangers keen to bounce back after Saturday’s defeat to Hearts, a re-run of the earlier Easter Road game, which also resulted in a 3-0 away win could be the outcome tonight.
All three of the Rangers goals that struck by Kenny Miller and of course, the striker is no longer at Ibrox. A blank at Tynecastle means the focus will be on the Rangers strikeforce this evening but Walter Smith appears ready to unleash £4m striker Nikica Jelavic from the start tonight. The striker came close to salvaging a draw for the champions with a strike that crashed off the bar and Rangers hopes will rest with him tonight.
Going on form, Rangers should have no difficulties with the game tonight. They passed up a hatful of chances against an organised and disciplined Hearts side at the weekend and if they play like that, they will grab a goal or two this evening. With Hibs yet to score this year, it would be a shock if the Leith side took anything from the game.
However, records are there to be broken and Hibs, further buoyed with the capture of Martin Scott from Scottish Cup finalists Ross County and Matt Thornhill from Nottingham Forest, will be hoping for a result that can kickstart their season. Neither side can afford to lose this evening so it should be a game of huge interest but we expect goals in this one.