Rangers star Andy Halliday likes to think Hibernian will give title-winning side guard of honour at Easter Road

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The two Scottish Championship sides meet on Wednesday.

Andy Halliday has admitted that he would like to think that Hibernian's players will welcome Rangers onto the pitch with a guard of honour when the two sides meet at Easter Road on Wednesday, the Daily Record reports.

The midweek contest marks the Light Blues' first league game since they clinched the Scottish Championship title around two weeks ago against Dumbarton. 

And while the midfielder insisted that there would be no issues if Alan Stubbs' side were not willing to honour the tradition, he suggested that he thinks that it would be the right thing to do.

"That's up to Hibs. I would like to think [they would] as obviously it's been part and parcel of football for a long time," he told the Record.

"But it's up to them. There will certainly be no hard feelings if they don't. It's completely up to them."

While the guard of honour can sometimes coincide with the stage of the season when games start to adopt more of an exhibition style, there is still plenty to play for which will mean that the narrative will swiftly shift away from whether Hibs acknowledge Mark Warburton's men as they walk onto the pitch or not.

Stubbs' men still have a very good chance of finishing second in the table, and thus, giving themselves a better chance of securing promotion to the top flight.

And with both sides booking their place in the Scottish Cup final over the weekend, they will be looking to strike a psychological blow ahead of their meeting at Hampden Park next month. 

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