Both managers are under major scrutiny heading into Sunday’s Edinburgh derby, but Paul Heckingbottom is looking forward to seeing how his Hibernian players cope with the pressure.
Paul Heckingbottom insists the Edinburgh derby is the “perfect game” to kick-start Hibernian’s Ladbrokes Premiership campaign.
Celtic secured their best start to a league season for nine years after a 1-0 win at Hamilton made it five wins from five.
Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom claims his players must show more character and resilience after they slumped to another Ladbrokes Premiership defeat Kilmarnock secured a 2-0 win at Rugby Park following second half goals from Liam Millar and Mohamed El Makrini, meaning Hibs have now won just one of their last 10 league games.
PSecond-half goals from Liam Miller and Mohamed El Makrini earned Kilmarnock a 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win which turned up the heat on Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom.
Kilmarnock defender Stuart Findlay has returned to training following an ankle injury ahead of the visit of Hibernian.
New signing Jason Naismith is hopeful his winning mentality and Ladbrokes Premiership experience can help Hibernian succeed this season.
Paul Heckingbottom believes it is vital that Hibernian learn from their defeat against Motherwell if they are to achieve consistency throughout the season.
Rangers and Celtic finally got their men as Ryan Kent and Greg Taylor completed moves to Glasgow in the final hours of the Scottish transfer window.
Celtic remain top of the Ladbrokes Premiership after a 2-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox.
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson predicts exciting Fir Park prospect James Scott will make the club a lot of money when they eventually cash in.
Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom insists he can handle the flak from disgruntled fans and vowed he will get it right to turn around their form.
Motherwell moved up to fifth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership following an emphatic 3-0 thumping of Hibernian.
Full-backs Richard Tait and Jake Carroll are available for Motherwell’s home game with Hibernian after illness ruled them out of the win over Hamilton.
Hibernian are facing more defensive problems after skipper David Gray was ruled out for about 12 weeks.
Hibernian head coach Paul Heckingbottom insists anxiety from the club’s supporters was a factor as St Johnstone claimed a point with the last touch of the game.
Jason Kerr nodded in a dramatic equaliser with the last touch of the game as St Johnstone twice came from behind to claim a point at Hibernian.
Hibernian have signed 23-year-old Swedish midfielder Melker Hallberg.
Lewis Stevenson admits he was plunged in at the deep end last week against Morton as his Hibernian comeback went into extra-time.
Hibernian head coach Paul Heckingbottom will not rush Ryan Porteous back into the first team despite a fresh injury in central defence.