Hibs boss Pat Fenlon defiant despite Edinburgh derby defeat

 

Pat Fenlon insists his Hibs side will keep working hard following the defeat in the Edinburgh derby.

The 1-0 loss at Tynecastle follows a 9-0 aggregate defeat against Malmo in the Europa League and a home reverse against Motherwell.

"We're not getting the breaks we need," said Fenlon. "We're not a million miles away and have lost both league games 1-0.

The board have backed me to the hilt and have been first-class

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon

"We'll try to get it right and need one result."

Callum Paterson's header separated the two sides, but Hibs had chances through James Collins and Tom Taiwo, both of them unable to beat Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald in goal.

However, Fenlon, who has brought eight players in during the close season, is happy with the squad at his disposal and believes they have been unlucky not to take any points from their opening matches.

"We've lost two games 1-0 in the league and Europe was really disappointing," he added.

"In both league games there was very little in them and I don't think we're too far away from getting a result. I'm very happy with the squad we have."

Hibs are still looking for their first points and goals of the season, but Fenlon is adamant once they find that elusive goal the results will come.

Highlights - Hearts 1-0 Hibernian

Highlights - Hearts 1-0 Hibernian

"We need one result, footballers live confidence-wise and a result on the board helps, it breeds confidence," he continued.

"There's always been very little between the teams and we were in the ascendancy when we conceded the goal.

"It's disappointing, we just need to keep working hard. We're not getting the breaks we need. It's not about how I feel but how others feel.

"The fans have gone away disappointed because you feel responsible for that. The board have backed me to the hilt and have been first-class.

"I meet the chairman every week; I don't think there's a lot wrong. The fans will stay with us: it's their football club."

Hibs go in search of their first three points of the campaign against Dundee United at Easter Road next Saturday.