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Raith Rovers 1 Hibs 1, 10 May 1997

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Dangling

Dangling

Jim Duffy had finally been appointed as Hibs manager in December 1996, but his arrival – and the signings of such luminous talents as Jamie McQuilken, Paul Tosh, David Elliot and Lee Power – failed to arrest the slide down the table.

Victory in this game, except by a barrel-load, would not have guaranteed Hibs’ survival, but with Motherwell only managing a draw with Dunfermline a simple win against already-relegated Raith would have kept Hibs out of the play-off with Airdrie.

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