Hibs manager Jack Ross has told his players to keep calm after three defeats on the bounce – with Celtic the visitors to Easter Road tomorrow night.
Ross’ side lost to Aberdeen at the weekend, ending the Dons’ ten-game winless run, and Jack confessed his side was well off the pace recently.
While Ross is never happy losing, he insists the recent run of defeats doesn’t make his team a bad side but thinks there is a bit of “quality” missing that Hibs need to find again quickly.
“I don’t like losing any game and it bothers me if it is one game in isolation or consecutive ones,” Ross said.
“Sometimes you have to take a step back and look at things. We lost at Ibrox at the start of this run but we received a lot of plaudits and people said we could challenge.
“You can’t say within three games we aren’t a good team, but we have to acknowledge that we were way below the levels in the Dundee United game.
“Against Aberdeen, we did the fundamentals better but lacked that bit of quality we normally have. We have to keep that calmness and put things into context.”
The Cabbage sit fifth in the Premiership, eight points off leaders Rangers and five behind Edinburgh rivals Hearts.
With Celtic hardly setting the world alight with their away form in recent months, there’s a good chance Hibs can rediscover their form tonight and surprise Ange Postecoglou’s side at Easter Road.
If they do, it could well be the spark needed to reignite Hibs’ form and send them climbing back up the table after losing some ground on the leaders.
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