After another draw left them winless in the league since the opening day of the season, Stevie Mallan is remaining upbeat following Hibs’ Hamilton performance.
The Hibees dominated large spells of the game, but were eventually pegged back by a resilient Accies side after Mallan opened the scoring with a brilliant effort from outside the box. The game finished 1-1, leaving them in 11th.
Whilst he admits the result is ‘frustrating’, he believes his side are doing all the right things.
He said: “It’s really frustrating. Even after the game the boys in the changing room are deflated because we should have come off with the win.
“It should be turning for us. We’re out there playing really well and we should be in that changing room buzzing and looking forward to the next game.
“But it’s just one of those ones. It’s another goal and another draw. We’ve trained really well over the past two weeks all about finishing and taking our chances and the manager’s been really happy.
“Everyone was going into the game in high spirits and what we worked on just didn’t happen.”
Why high standards are so important according to Mallan
With results just not dropping for them at the moment, it’s a tough period for the Hibees. Despite enjoying good spells in matches, they haven’t been able to turn those positives into three points.
Hibs have dropped points from winning positions in the league on five occasions in the league this season.
Mallan believes his side have the mentality and mental strength to guide them towards more positive results.
He said: “I think we are doing the right things. Me personally, I think it’s going forward that’s letting us down just now.
“I think the boys know that too. It was the same at Aberdeen where we he had a lot of chances one-on-one with the goalkeeper and we never took them. It was the same today.
“At any team your confidence might be in question, but the boys are still training the way they are. It’s just the goals that we are lacking. We’re just waiting on one game where we go ‘boom’ and destroy a team.
“No matter what you do in training, even the little things, you keep your standards high. You don’t slack off and with the manager we’ve got, and the backroom staff, they’ll never let you slip. As soon as you start to slip your out the team and everyone is still fighting for their place.”