When asked if it will be Rangers or Hibs who clinch promotion, Nicholas said: “"I think it will be Rangers. With the crowd and the pressure situation, you get used to the pressure and the players handle it better. Hibs have been very exciting to watch but in the past have always tended to disappoint when it comes to the real crux games. That's when big-pressure players, who are used to it day to day, tend to just grind their way through it."
Rangers currently lead the Championship, sitting equal on points with Hibs, with with a far better goal difference and one game in hand.
After starting the season in great form, the Gers have started to falter in recent weeks, and their loss to Hibs was a dreadful result in their hopes to create a gap at the top of the table.
Despite Alan Stubbs’ side getting into the fight, Nicholas - formerly of Celtic and Arsenal - believes that Rangers will still win the league and win promotion to the top flight.
He is not convinced by Hibs when they come up against opposition in big, high pressure games, whilst the Rangers squad has experience of these fixtures. As a club they have built their success on pressure and a winning mentality, and this should see them over the line when the season draws to a close.
There is no doubt that Hibs will put up a good fight against Rangers in the search for promotion, but it is hard to disagree with Nicholas that the Gers are the team set to get back to the top flight at the end of this campaign.