The Celtic fans are looking towards next month’s Scottish Cup Final with a sense of anticipation. The opportunity to become the first club team in the world to win eight domestic trebles beckons, but only if we can beat Inverness Caley Thistle.

But it’s not only the Celtic fans that will be cheering Ange Postecoglou’s men on. Hibs manager, Lee Johnson is also hoping that the Bhoys can take the trophy back to Parkhead.

The Hibs manager knows that if Celtic wins the cup, fifth place in the SPFL gets the last remaining European spot. With his team three points ahead of St Mirren who are in sixth place, Johnson will be eagerly tuning in to the 530pm kick-off.

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Johnson said [BBC], “I think it’s obviously on, because there’s the potential that fifth is available as well.

“Celtic are a top team so you’d expect them to be super competitive in a cup final and all of us in the mix will be hoping that Celtic win that game for that very reason.

“But it’s going to be an important time for us over the next few days and that’s why we need everybody.

“It needs to be a club performance as well as individuals and I include the fans in that.”

Of course, Hibs still have to take care of their own fate first.

To solidify their fifth-place status they need a result against Celtic tomorrow night and then Hearts on the final day of the season.

How St Mirren copes with Aberdeen at Pittodrie and then Rangers in Paisley, will determine whether or not Johnson’s Hibs or St Mirren’s Steven Robinson require a cup final favour from the Hoops.

But however it all pans out, we are certainly in for an exciting finale at the end of the season.

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