Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom believes that his side are only a couple of games away from ‘changing things’ in Leith.

Again the Hibees tossed three points away in Premiership action, this time to Ross County at home. They were 2-0 up in the second half before a late Staggies fightback allowed the away side to claim a 2-2 draw.

Hibs dropped points again. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Some Hibs fans were furious with the Easter Road boss after the game but the Yorkshireman believes results will change soon.

He told the BBC: “It’s two points lost without a doubt. We’ve spoken about losing leads before. We looked comfortable at 2-0 and had a big chance to make it three.

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“It’s a tough one for us. I can’t take any positives from the game but I know we are only a couple of results away from changing things. It’s fuelling it’s own momentum (the winless run). There’s only one way to stop it – and that’s getting a win. It’s a mentality thing. It’s not a lack of energy.

He believes the tide will turn soon. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

“We have to face it head on. We have to be big enough, we have to be strong enough. We can’t just sit there and hope it happens, we need to work hard. You feel the pressure but it makes you more focused, more determined. I have to give more, the players have to give more.”

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For the sixth time this season Hibs have taken the lead before eventually not following that up with a win. It’s a statistic that could come back to haunt Hibs if they don’t fulfill their objectives.

At 2-0 it looked as if there was only going to be one winner, with Ross County seemingly still reeling from their 6-0 Celtic defeat. From somewhere though they mustered the strength to start a fightback.

The Staggies rose up. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

The result leaves Hibs one point off the bottom ahead of a big week. They have to beat Livingston at home midweek to take some pressure off Heckingbottom before a League Cup semi-final with Celtic.

It’s poised to be a defining week for the Hibees.

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