Hibernian defender Ryan McGivern has welcomed the League Cup quarter-final draw as a chance to “set the record straight” against Hearts.
Hibs lost 1-0 at Tynecastle to their administration-hit rivals’ youthful side in their second Scottish Premiership game of the season.
The result followed on from their opening defeat against Motherwell and their Europa League humiliation against Malmo but Hibs are unbeaten in six games since that loss.
And Northern Ireland star McGivern is looking at the Easter Road clash at the end of October as an opportunity to atone for that August disappointment.
McGivern said: “It’s the draw all the fans would have wanted, and the players as well, it’s a massive draw.
“It’s a chance to set the record straight for the result earlier in the season.
“Hopefully we can do that with a sell-out crowd in a midweek game. And a cup match adds a bit more spice.”
Speaking of the August defeat, McGivern said: “I came on at half-time in that game.
“I was just coming back from injury and it wasn’t an ideal game to go back into it, but this is a chance to set the record straight and give the fans something to cheer about.”