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Alan Stubbs

Hibs’ Head Coach Alan Stubbs was delighted with his players’ performance during yesterday’s emphatic 4-0 win over Rangers at Easter Road.

His gamble of playing vice-captain David Gray who has been suffering form a groin/stomach problem which will require an operation paid off when the former Manchester United defender opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a sensational strike.

Youngster Jason Cummings added a second a few minutes later then second half goals from Scott Robertson and birthday boy Liam Craig secured the historic victory.

After the game Stubbs told Hibs TV: “I’m thrilled – I’m actually trying very hard to hold all the excitement in; we were outstanding.

“I thought all our goals were good – from David’s strike to the other goals with our movement and build-up play, which was first class.

“Overall, I’m really happy and the win was fully deserved.

“It sets us up great for the Derby. It’s always nice to go into a Derby on the back of a morale-enhancing win – it will be another cracker next week.

“Hearts are at the top of the league, but if we perform in that game like we did against Rangers we will give them a very good game.

Coincidentally the last time Rangers lost by four clear goals was against Celtic fourteen years ago when a certain Alan Stubbs played in a famous 6-2 win.

“We’ve finished the year well and we want to start 2015 the same way.”