Jones: We are united
By Steve Bramley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rob Jones says Hibs are fully focussed on securing a place in the Scottish Cup final.
Hibernian captain Rob Jones says his team are fully focussed on securing a place in the Scottish Cup final.
The Edinburgh club's preparations for Sunday's clash with Dunfermline have been marred by reports of a heated dressing-room row in the wake of Saturday's 1-0 defeat at East End Park in the SPL.
Some players also met chairman Rod Petrie on Monday to question the training methods and team selection of manager John Collins.
But Jones maintains the squad are as one in their desire to reach the cup final and are 100 per cent behind Collins.
"We have had a good week training and that's where the focus should be. The focus is on the semi-final, we have just had a fantastic training session," said Jones.
"What happened earlier in the week happened, we have got to move on from it.
"The squad is together, the squad is very united. We have a very good dressing room, the boys get along with each other.
"Yes, you will have people disagreeing with certain things sometimes when they are not playing. But we are very united.
"I don't think there is any dressing room in the country where every single player is extremely happy. All footballers want to do is play football and sometimes that's not the case.
"Everyone has their different thoughts, we have just got to put Monday to the back of our minds and focus on Sunday because that's where the biggest prize is.
"Last week was a difficult week for all of us, we didn't win a game. So emotions are always running high after a difficult week but the main reaction now is to see how we play on Sunday.
"For myself and a lot of players, take away the CIS Cup final, this is the biggest game of my career."