Yesterday Hibs won the SPFL Championship with a 3-0 win over Queen of the South. It puts an end to a 3 year leave of absence from the top league in Scotland. They have had their trials and tribulations in that time. Even after both Hearts and Rangers were promoted in successive seasons Hibs still had to see off Dundee Utd. But credit where credit is due they have perserved and after last seasons sensational cup win they have built on this success. The appointment of Neil Lennon was an ambitious appointment and has proved to be a shrewd one.
The SPFL Premiership will be a better league with Hibs back in it. They are a major club in Scottish football not just there fan base and history but the football they are playing at the moment will enhance the league. In Jason Cummings the have a real talent and it will be a real test to see if they can hang on to him and can if he perform in the top league consistantly. As he was just breaking into the first team when they were relegated. The signs are he will be a real star. John McGinn the Scotland midefileder is another that needs to grace our top league. He is a quality player and deserves to be playing at the highest level. Many of the other players have top level experience so it will not be a problem to make the step up.
Of course having Neil Lennon back will add to the spice of the league. Love him or hate him you have to admire his achievements at managerial level. Jim Duffy will be happy to see the back of him but there will be managers and referees in the SPFL preiemership who maybe won’t relish the return of Lennon. Don’ think Cathro will for a start. One thing is for sure it will be lively.
And the one we are all waiting for if the Ladbrokes SPFL Championship player of the month for March Efe Ambrose will still be at Hibs. This is a man who is a joke amongst most fans and yet he has been a stand out since signing for the Hibees on loan from Celtic. Neil Lennon has managed to turn his career around and it would be good to see if he could continue that in the top league. He certainly looks like he is enjoying himself. Efe Backflip
It has been a couple of years longer than some would have liked but now the Hibs are back in the big time and Scottish football is all better for it. Welcome back.