Greg Docherty says Hibs have to bounce back for the fans after the Rangers loanee and his teammates suffered a derby defeat.

Hibs were swept aside by their Edinburgh rivals, losing to Hearts 3-1 at Easter Road on Tuesday. Sean Clare got scoring underway with a penalty six minutes after the interval. Oliver Bozanic’s curling effort 14 minutes later all but ended the game.

Blew Hibs away. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Docherty’s team failed to get going all night and Conor Washington’s goal killed any slim comeback hopes. Melker Hallberg scored a consolation but the Rangers loanee knows it wasn’t good enough.

He’s lamented the derby defeat as Docherty vows to repay fans following a dismal derby: “It’s extremely disappointing. It was a real chance for us to make a statement and it’s never nice losing a derby.

“We didn’t play our strengths which is frustrating. I’m just extremely disappointed for our supporters, Saturday now becomes huge for us. It’s really hurting and it’s three points dropped.

Disappointed for supporters. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“It’s a shame because we played really well on Friday night. Hearts are fighting for everything but derbies are won on small margins. They struck when they were on top, it was a stuffy game.

“One things is for sure is that we are all hurting and we will bounce back, that’s for sure. We will look in the mirror but there’s so much to play for this season. It’s a derby defeat, it’s not nice, it’s sickening. You’re gutted for the supporters.”

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