Hibs lost 2-0 to Celtic at Easter Road on Saturday.
After dominating the first half, a series of missed chances came back to haunt Hibs. The best chance was when Rankin was put clean through on the Celtic goal but could only finish with a weak shot straight at the keeper.
Once Celtic got their noses in front early in the second half they put in a very professional performance and from that point on were worthy winners.
Hibs had been looking to make it five wins in a row after beating Gretna, Inverness, Aberdeen and Falkirk. These four wins have lifted Hibs to fifth in the league, a point behind Dundee Utd and four behind Motherwell.
The race for a UEFA cup spot looks like it will go down to the wire with any team down to 9th spot in with a shout.
Hibs new striking partnership of Fletcher and Nish is looking like causing a few problems for other defences. Both strikers have scored a few goals in the last few games and this is the sort of form that could bring European matches back to Easter Road.
All in all it has been a good few weeks for Hibs, we are still not getting a full 90 minutes of free flowing football but it is certainly getting better. Big Mixu is certainly putting his mark on the team, Hibs are becomming a much more physical team without losing too much flair.
Sir Eski will be pleased to hear more positive vibes coming from Edinburgh.