Hibs manager Neil Lennon is pretty confident his team will get to grips with the Scottish Premiership next season, confirming he thinks they can realistically challenge for a top three finish.
The Easter Road club ran away with the Championship title this year, having lost only three times in 35 league games.
And while his players will surely have to improve even further in order to make waves in the top division next year, Lennon can’t find a reason why Hibs can’t challenge the likes of Aberdeen, Rangers or Hearts.
Speaking on tonight’s Ladbrokes Football Show, Lennon was asked if Hibs could compete in that sort of group.
He said: “Of course, yeah.
“I mean I’m not going to make any predictions or anything like that but I think we, or I, being the person that I am will try and aim for as high as we can.”
Lennon added, “To find that level of consistency you need, it’ll be an important summer for me in terms of bringing the right type of player in that I want.
“But I think Hibs are in a position now where we can attract better quality players in.”
Lennon’s comments come after he described his team as the second best in the country after their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Abderdeen.
Will Hibs be fighting up the top of the table next season?
Or is the former Celtic manager setting unrealistic expectations?