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By Gary Ralston

GORDON RAE reckons if John Robertson is half as good a manager as he was a striker he is going to the very top.

Former Hibs defender Rae suffered time and again as Robertson revelled in Edinburgh derbies for almost two decades in which he scored a record 27 goals.

Rae, now boss at junior side Newtongrange Star, had nothing but respect for Robertson as a player and believes he can be just as successful as a boss.

He said: 'John was right up there as a striker with the likes of Ally McCoist, Joe Harper, Charlie Nicholas, Frank McAvennie and Mo Johnston. He was great at sniffing out chances and became a real thorn in our flesh at Hibs.

'Like all great strikers he had a terrific ability to anticipate rather than react and I'm pleased to see him doing well in management.

'It was a side of the game he was always destined to become involved with.

'He's working with a great man in Donald Park and they've done brilliantly together so far.

'John's record so far speaks for itself and, as a Hibee, I only hope he doesn't get too good too quickly at Hearts.'

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