Jack Ross took Hibs to Motherwell with victory as their objective- but all things considered, a point isn’t the end of the world.
The Hibees grinded out a 0-0 draw in North Lanarkshire thanks to some good defensive work from the back four. They limited Motherwell to few clear cut chances on their home soil, with Florian Kamberi coming closest for the away side with a header off the far post.
They did, however, have Ofir Marciano to thank for claiming a point. He made an outstanding reflex save to deny Christy Manzinga from giving Motherwell a narrow victory.
It remained goalless though and Hibs take a point with them back to Leith. Ross reckons it’s another result ‘in the right direction’ for Hibs.
“I don’t think there were a huge amount of opportunities for either side in the game,” said Ross.
“Motherwell had more territory within the match but I think it’s a difficult place to come against a team who are enjoying a really good season. We came to win the game, I think you could see that by our starting lineup.
“The way the game panned out though I think it’s another point in the right direction for us. I think our defensive performances in the main in recent times have been good. I just don’t think we’ve had the reward of a clean sheet.
“We’ve had to make a lot of changes with no real continuity. The two serious injuries, David Gray was ill today, so it was a big testament to the character of the group but also to players like Adam Jackson and Tom James.
“They’ve been ready to go and they’ve produced good performances that have helped us win during the week and pick up a point today.”