Date: 14th November 2015 at 1:04pm
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Which I think was proven is on when Hibernian beat Rangers the weekend before last wasn’t it!

John McGinn has been speaking to the BBC about he recent Hibs form and what this means for the Scottish Championship title challenge as the Hibees look to reel in Rangers, who are currently five-points ahead of them at the top of the table.

McGinn feels Hibs have ‘put down a market’ with the recent form and proven anyone can be beaten by the Hibees who have a ‘real chance’ of closing that gap if the performances keep coming, he said.

‘We’ve put a marker down with our form and proved we have the ability to beat any title rivals.

‘We just need to focus on performing the way we have been and if we keep on doing that we’ll be in with a real chance.’

A free weekend, not for the 21-year-old Scottish U21 international though as he’s one of those on international duty, means Hibs aren’t able to look to extend the unbeaten 13-match run, which includes 12 wins with the other drawn.

This chance comes in midweek.

Signed from St Mirren in the summer, having taken time over his own move with plenty of offers made, has proven a shrewd signing by Head Coach Alan Stubbs as he’s certainly impressed at Easter Road so far.

He, by his own admission, might be biased, doesn’t feel Rangers have the better players with the competition for places in the Hibs squad pushing all to perform so well with him adding all know a poor performance will see someone else waiting in the wings to come in.

‘Rangers might argue that they have better players, which I’ll disagree with because I’m biased.

‘We’ve got two or three players for just about every position that can come in and do similar jobs.

‘We know we have to perform on the Saturday because if we don’t we’ll be out of the team. That has really pushed us on this season.’

McGinn also spoke about his move to Hibs, with him feeling Stubbs is ‘getting the best’ out of him with his move to Easter Road vindicated by the performances, by himself and the team, so this was this ‘the right’ move for him.

He Added.

‘I spoke to a few managers but I knew right away when I spoke to Alan Stubbs that I was going to be given the opportunity to play, and play in a style that would suit me. I think my decision has proven to be the right one.

‘I feel he is getting the best out of me and playing games is really important for someone my age.

‘I think I’ve matured on the pitch. I’m getting stronger and faster and cutting out the silly mistakes I’d been making in the past couple of years. That’s credit to the manager at Hibs. He is really good to work under, he gives you a lot of freedom to play and I have thrived on that.’

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