Lots to be pleased about last night. We rested eight players from the weekend, allowing carbs to accumulate in key muscles ahead of Easter Road on Saturday. Hibs themselves went the other way in taking 120 minutes + penalties to reach the semi-finals.
I liked the look of Olivier Ntcham in the deep playmaker roll. Will we see more of Scott Brown resting for Olivier? Maybe. They are not the same type of player, Scott gives us something Olivier does not and vice versa, but it would be interesting to discover how this one would play out.
Scott Sinclair loves a goal and he loved last night’s more than most. Whatever the reason he has not been in the manager’s plans this season, it was great to see him back and making those well-timed runs into the box.
Ideally, Callum McGregor would have been in the North Stand beside me, not playing from the start, but at least he was rested after the hour mark.
Job done as our 29th consecutive domestic cup games was won in some style. Hibs and Celtic will both have greater priorities than the League Cup when they meet at Hampden in the next round but for different reasons. Happy with the draw.