Hibs manager Jack Ross believes his side’s defeat to Hearts in the Premiership was in-part down to ‘foggy’ decision-making and a loss of positional discipline.
The Hibees were beaten 3-1 at Easter Road by their Edinburgh rivals – which was their first loss in six games in all competitions.
Hearts moved off the bottom of the league with the three points, with Hamilton in action against Rangers at Ibrox tonight.
Hearts’ performance was untypical of a side down at the wrong end of the table, with goals from Sean Clare, Oliver Bozanic and Conor Washington capping an energetic second-half display.
Melker Hallberg pulled one back for the hosts in the dying embers but it was nothing more than a consolation – Hibs, well beaten on the night.
Dissecting the game afterwards, Ross said: “First-half there was no team in control of the game, and the scoreline at half-time was a reflection of how the game had gone.
“Post-conceding the first goal, we were poor. We lost a bit of discipline in terms of our shape and our decision-making became foggy in that period.
“In terms of that part of the game we weren’t good enough, and that’s really what cost us the match.
“You look at how many first, second and third balls you won – my gut feeling from being on the sideline was that we didn’t do that well enough.
“Whenever I watch games back, sometimes I’m right and sometimes I’m wrong but my gut was that we didn’t do that well enough tonight.”