Midfielder Tom Taiwo is eagerly anticipating his first Edinburgh derby and is optimistic Hibernian can end their barren streak against Hearts on Sunday.
Top-flight clubs enter the William Hill Scottish Cup for the first time this weekend, with last season's finalists drawn together in the fourth round.
Hearts won 5-1 on a woeful day for Hibs on May 19 and the green half of Edinburgh last beat the men in maroon in May 2009, 12 games ago. Hibs last lifted the Scottish Cup in 1902.
Taiwo, who moved to Easter Road in September, said: "It doesn't sound too good, does it? We want to put it right.
"It's a new team and a team with a new ethic and a new way of working, as you've seen through the results and the performances.
"Hopefully that will continue on Sunday."
Hibs are second in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season, with Hearts ninth, after manager Pat Fenlon reformed the squad over the summer.
Hibs drew 1-1 with Hearts in August and have lost only once at home all season, last weekend to Aberdeen.
It is a far cry from last season when Hibs battled relegation and were embarrassed at Hampden.
Taiwo, who moved to Hibs after leaving Carlisle, said: "I watched the highlights and it wasn't great. Whenever I've watched Hibs in the past they've always turned in a decent display, good attacking football. Unfortunately that wasn't the case that day. We'll hope to put that right on Sunday."