Date: 6th March 2015 at 9:16pm
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Danny Handling has said that he owes Berwick Rangers a huge amount from his time with them, but obviously he’ll be doing all he can to put them out of the Scottish Cup when we face them in the sixth round this weekend.

Handling moved to Berwick on a two month loan deal three years ago and enjoyed a very successful spell in his development as he scored seven goals in seven games for them.

The 21 year old midfielder credits that spell as being instrumental in his rise at Hibernian now and he knows it was hugely beneficial to him.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of Sunday’s game against them, he explained.

‘I loved it at Berwick. It helped that Jordan Foster was already there on loan because that meant I settled in really quickly and I got off the mark with two goals. That got me started and I really enjoyed my time there – it got my confidence up.’

Handling goes on to say that he certainly can’t argue against young players going out for experience, and he’d recommend it to anyone if the opportunity arose as whilst his chances with us were limited, getting that game time, the experience and the confidence put him in good stead to impress when he returned to Easter Road.

‘I think that going out on loan is the best way to learn. When I was at Berwick, I played against different teams in different places and it gives you an insight into what it’s going to be like.’

Speaking more about the encounter though, he went on to say that confidence in the camp is very high given our eleven match unbeaten run and obviously the players are planning on continuing that as we book our place in the semi finals.

‘Our mindset will be the same as it is for any game really. We`re doing really well just now – we`re winning games and playing well. I think Saturday at Alloa was another example of what we`re doing – we had to go and get a result and we did that. We can take that into Sunday because Berwick will come with fighting spirit and we will need to perform well in order to come out on top.’

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