Hibs midfielder Vykintas Slivka has called for patience from Hibs fans after a poor start to the season.
In their latest match they were swept to one side by Motherwell, losing 3-0 at Fir Park. It was another poor performance which leaves them in ninth after four games.
Whilst the Lithuanian recognises why fans are upset, he has pleaded with them to stay with the team during their rough patch.
He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “My message to the fans would be to have patience. Results will come. We can improve. We have the quality and the ability in this squad to win football matches. It is just not happening for us right now.
“The biggest problem for us right now is winning games. We just need to start picking up points. If we win a game or two then we can get our confidence back.”
Hibs fans will listen to Slivka once performances pick up
Whilst fans will be annoyed when a result doesn’t go Hibs’ way, they can accept it if performances are there. Sadly for them, they have been absent from Paul Heckingbottom’s side in recent weeks.
Against Motherwell they were a match for their opponents for 30 minutes. Once that first goal went in, heads dropped and it was a pretty one sided affair from that point.
Slivka himself made his first start of the Premiership campaign following injury. It was a rusty performance from him as he struggled to deal with the likes of Allan Campbell in the Well midfield.
The full Hibees side have to turn this around. It’s all very well and good asking fans to stay onside, but players have to give them a reason to do so. With 14 goals conceded in four matches, Hibs aren’t giving their fans many to pick from.
Their next match against Kilmarnock is must win before a massive derby match against Hearts. Slivka and his teammates have to work hard to earn that patience from Hibs fans.