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Kujabi’s Hibs seek first Scottish Cup Saturday

May 17, 2012, 3:53 PM

Pa Saikou Kujabi’s Hibs will meet Edinburgh rivals Hearts at Hampden on Saturday, with the aim of winning the Scottish Cup for the first time in 110 years.

Ahead of the final, Manager Pat Fenlon took Hibernian to his hometown of Dublin to escape the feverish Scottish Cup final build-up and after losing 2-0 at Inverness, according to BBC.

“I just want to get the players away from that and let them focus on the job in hand, which is putting a plan together to win the cup.

“We’ll get looked after well and not many people over there will have a big interest in the game.”

Having secured their Scottish Premier League status with Monday’s win over Dunfermline, Fenlon rested several regulars, including goalkeeper Mark Brown, James McPake, Paul Hanlon, Isaiah Osbourne, Lewis Stevenson and Jorge Claros, for the defeat at Inverness.

“There is a relief around the place, that’s for sure,” added Fenlon.

“The big goal for us was staying in the SPL and we made sure we did that with a great performance. 

On the Scottish Cup final, Fenlon acknowledged the scale of the match for the club’s fans but wants to stay focused on his role.

“Personally, it’s an opportunity to finish a disappointing season with a trophy, which would be fantastic,” he said.

Fenlon revealed that he has a good idea of his starting line-up for the final and was not too concerned about a knock to the foot that forced full-back Matt Doherty off late in the game at the Caledonian Stadium.

“We’ve probably got most of it,” he explained. “There’s one or two areas where we might change things around.”