Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose says he will do every thing within his powers to make sure Hibernian win the Scottish Championship and gain promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.
Hibernian are currently top in the Championship league table on 55 points, seven points above second placed Falkirk in the 10-team league with a handful of games left to play.
Ambrose who is on loan to Hibernian from Celtic, hopes his experience will be crucial as Hibernian push for promotion.
“Everyone wants to play in the Premiership, but I’ve watched the Championship these last two years and I’ve seen how difficult a league it is,” Ambrose tells Edinburgh News.
“But for me, football is the same wherever you play, it doesn’t matter who you are playing – if you are not prepared you can be beaten by anyone.
“I’m here to do my best, to give all I can and at the same time help everyone here achieve the same goal, to get this big club back into the Premiership.
“I know it’s a big club having played against Hibs for Celtic, and by my reckoning, they are one of the best four in Scotland.
“It was great when the gaffer called me and asked if I wanted to come here. Hopefully my experience can help, but it’s not about Efe Ambrose, it’s a collective thing, something we have to do together. It is difficult to win any league but the boys have been in this one for two years now and they are desperate to win the title and promotion.
“You can also see what it means to the fans. To be getting average home gates of more than 15,000 when you’d think a third season in the Championship would see crowds falling is fantastic.”
Ambrose also praises Hibernian fans for their support since he joined them.
He says: “I’ve been really happy with the welcome I’ve had from the Hibs support and the encouragement they have given me. Scottish football needs Hibs back in the top flight.”