HIBS head coach Alan Stubbs admits the Leith outfit’s Championship title aspirations will look clearer after their next three games.

A crucial run of fixtures pits Hibs against their fellow top-four league rivals, starting tonight in the rearranged trip to Falkirk when they will attempt to reduce the gap on leaders Rangers to eight points.

Raith Rovers play host to the Easter Road side on Saturday before the visit of Rangers on November 1.

Although Stubbs admits the success of their season will not be decided in the next fortnight, the former Celtic defender concedes that they are facing a critical run of games.

Stubbs, whose side have won seven out of their last eight matches in all competitions, said: “The next three games will give us a better indication.

“It tells us where we are. We’ve got Falkirk, Raith Rovers then Rangers and Dundee United in the League Cup. For me, that’s great.

“We’ve been very good since our first two games and that’s what we need to keep doing.

“In order for us to do what we want to, we have to get results against teams like Falkirk, Raith, Rangers and Dundee United.”