Hanlon prepared for tough tie

18 January 2011 09:00
Paul Hanlon knows Hibernian, without a win in eight games, could fall to even greater depths of despair in their Scottish Cup fourth-round replay at Ayr. Hibs have four wins from 22 games this season and under manager Colin Calderwood have a record of two wins and eight defeats from 13 games. The winless run included the 0-0 Scottish Cup draw with Irn-Bru Second Division side Ayr at Easter Road, forcing the replay at Somerset Park. Hanlon knows Hibs must perform to avoid a humiliating defeat. "It's a massive game," said the defender. "We've got to go there, concentrate on ourselves and hopefully get the right result. "We know how difficult it's going to be - they came to Easter Road and put on a good performance."

Source: PA

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