Colin Calderwood not feeling pressure despite St Mirren defeat

Colin Calderwood
Calderwood's side have not won a league match at home since February 2010

Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood says he is not under pressure, despite back-to-back Scottish Premier League defeats.

His side squandered a lead from a Garry O'Connor goal to lose 2-1 to St Mirren at Easter Road, after the Paisley side scored twice within five minutes.

"I don't feel pressure at all," the Hibs boss told BBC Radio Scotland.

"If the reason we are losing games wasn't obvious then you would worry: we are finding out the level that we need to get to, and we're not there yet."

O'Connor opener for the home side was followed by goals from Stephen Thompson and Steven Thomson just before half-time to put St Mirren ahead.

And Calderwood was critical of his side's reaction to that double blow.

"We've made a couple of bad mistakes that have cost us the goals, and suddenly the game swings," he said.

"Do you see that scoreline with 10-15 minutes of the first half to go? No, you don't.

"Do you see that scoreline with half an hour of the second half to go? You probably do. That's the thing we have got to change.

"I want to give the group belief.

"It's all about a reaction to what happens on a Saturday."

Hibernian now face Berwick in the Scottish Communities Cup, and Calderwood is aware that his side have lost confidence in their abilities after being booed off the pitch at the end of the match.

"Where we've got to go now is to reignite them, give them some energy and give them some belief as we go forward," he added.

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