Paul Heckingbottom is questioning whether his Hibs players are fully committed to the cause after another case of dropped points.
The Yorkshireman watched on as his side came back from two goals down to draw with Livingston 2-2. The result isn’t necessarily a good one though as it still leaves them a point off the bottom.
Speaking to the BBC, Heckingbottom had this to say about his players following the draw: “We’ll take a point after being 2-0 down, but the question is why did it get to that? You’re looking at the first half display compared to the second, take the scoreline out it, but there was more fight, more drive and more desire.
“The fans were excellent tonight, they stuck with the team and got them over the line. But it’s that simple, that’s what fans want to see, that spirit and drive.
“People will say we should have more points but you get what you deserve. I’ll watch the game back and I know in the first half I’ll see some positives but I’ll also see players not 100% committed, and the second half proves that.”
Hibs players need to show Heckingbottom more bottle
To come from two goals down to salvage a draw is definitely better than a defeat, but Heckingbottom is still seemingly angry with his Hibs players.
It’s likely because they had a great chance to claim three points instead of just the one. Livi aren’t great travellers, winning just two Premiership away games since their promotion last season.
From winning positions this term too, Hibs have dropped points six times. Their manager needs to see a bit more bottle in order for them to start climbing the league.
First of all though they have a cup semi-final to worry about and Heckingbottom will look to pull off a big shock at Hampden when they face League Cup holders Celtic.