Hibs star Martin Boyle thinks the Hibees win over Dundee last night was “well-deserved” as the Easter Road side picked up a valuable win thanks to Paul McMullan’s own goal.

Interim boss David Gray saw his side put in a good shift ahead of this weekend’s Premier Sports Cup final clash with Celtic at Hampden and Australian international Boyle believes the Cabbage “dominated” James McPake’s Dundee.

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The win leaves Hibs a point off Aberdeen in the league table and Boyle was full of praise for the defence after seeing out the game to record a clean sheet having been punished for some slack defending by St Mirren at the weekend in the closing stages of their 1-1 draw.

“We dominated the game and it was a well-deserved win. We played well in the first half, dominated in spells and obviously got a bit of luck with the goal but it was no more than we deserved,” Boyle told Hibs TV.

“The second half was a bit scrappy, but seeing out the game was the most important thing – especially after conceding late on against St Mirren (last Saturday).

“We defended in spells on Saturday, but switch off at ultimately it cost us in the end. But tonight we defended well, as a unit, saw the game out and most importantly got the three points.”

While Boyle was helping Hibs to three points, Irish striker Johnny Kenny was in the stands at Easter Road ahead of a potential move to the Hibees in January.

The teenager scored 12 times for Sligo last season and has been linked with Hibs and Celtic, with the Irishman also given a tour of Hibs’ East Mains training base before last night’s win over Dundee.

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