Date: 15th September 2017 at 12:05pm
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Lee Wallace has claimed that he is inspired by Pedro Caixinha’s media conferences!

The fifth best coach in Qatar always delivers watchable conferences but not many people other than the Sevco captain would describe them as motivational.

Claims about having the best squad in Scotland and trotting out lines about magnificent history etc are standard features as he obeys instructions from the club’s media manager.

When we watch his press conferences, the pre-match stuff, he is inspirational,” Waldo told The Sun with James Traynor at his side.

He is very passionate and very motivated and we respond well to that. We respect what he says and we want to try and prove him right in the long run.”

Waldo was captain of the side that lost out to Progres Niederkorn in the Europa League and was the skipper at Hampden last year as Hibs won their first Scottish Cup in 112 years.

Despite Bruno Alves being club captain in all but name the former Hearts defender can be relied on to trot out the phrases that sooth the pain of the supporters.

Waldo was signed by the old club in 2011 with his introduction involving the fatal Champions League KO from Malmo.

Stopping 10-in-a-row is an obsession among supporters with Waldo getting dreamy at the prospect of adding to his Petrofac Cup winners medal.

There is more confidence for sure,” he added. “I can see that in the players’ eyes and I can see it in their performances as well.

The last two games have not been perfect. We know that there are things we need to work on and we want to strive for perfection, but there is no doubt we are feeling better.

We are at a good level. We are coming in with a smile on our faces. That’s just natural.

If you go the other way, it’s not so much the case, but it won’t stop the hard work and the general demeanour is that we are a bit more positive and there is a stronger spring in our step.

Would it be a boost to be top? For that period, of course it is nice. It will be nice to see, if we do it.”