Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon seeks to add 'quality' in January

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon
Fenlon has picked up only one point as Hibs manager

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon re-iterated his desire to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window after the 3-1 defeat by Hearts.

And Fenlon is confident the Easter Road club can turn around their fortunes.

"If we can add a little bit of quality to that over January then we should be okay," Fenlon told BBC Scotland.

"We're disappointed with the result. I didn't think we deserved to lose the game. We saw a lot of application and desire from players."

Hearts took the lead through Ryan McGowan, but Marius Zaliukas's own goal levelled matters.

But late goals by Andy Webster and Rudi Skacel ensured victory for Hearts at Easter Road.

"In the second half, I thought we were the better side for periods, but you can't give up goals that we're giving up," said Fenlon.

"To lose two goals off set pieces is bitterly disappointing.

"We've got to work at both ends. We've got to stop conceding goals and see if can we score a few more."

Talking of possible signings, Fenlon added: "We're talking to people at the moment.

"Obviously, until you have them over the line, you're reluctant to say because it can backfire a little bit. But we are actively looking to get players into the club at the moment.

"[The fans are] the ones that you feel for because it's a massive game from their point of view and they're the ones that have to take the flak and a bit of stick for a number of weeks.

"But we are trying to improve. We're working hard to improve at both ends with the players we have.

"We've identified areas in the team where we need players.

"We're conceding too many goals and we're not scoring enough."