Falkirk rank higher than 114-year Scottish Cup wait for Hibs boss

Falkirk and Hibs may meet again in the play-offs, but both are chasing second spot. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk and Hibs may meet again in the play-offs, but both are chasing second spot. Picture Michael Gillen.

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Alan Stubbs has put catching Falkirk ahead of ending Hibs’ 114-year wait for the Scottish Cup in terms of importance at Easter Road.

The third-place side made ground on the Bairns in the Championship last night with a 3-2 win over league winners Rangers. It moved Stubbs’ side to within three points of Falkirk who still hold a superior goal difference but have played a game more.

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs. Picture by John Devlin.

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs. Picture by John Devlin.

When asked of the relevance of last night’s win against Rangers, who they will face again in the Scottish Cup final next month, Stubbs was focussed on other matters and league business.

Referring to catching Falkirk he said: “We’ve got bigger fish to fry between now and May 21. We’ve got a lot more important games coming up.

“We’ll look forward to that day when it comes round but [Wednesday night] was all about us getting three points and finishing as high as we possibly can.”

Falkirk face Raith Rovers on Saturday at 5.15pm with the match live on BBC Alba. By that stage Hibs could be level with the Bairns on points, or even leapfrog Peter Houston’s side – but that would require a winning margin of seven or more goals over Morton.

Space still remains on a few supporters’ buses heading to Starks Park. Check the supporters notes in today’s edition of The Falkirk Herald for more details.