Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has explained why his side failed to beat Kilmarnock.

Goals from Liam Millar and Mohamed El Makrini sealed a comfortable Killie win, who are now three points clear of the Hibees, who sit in ninth.

Killie eased past Hibs in the end. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Heckingbottom has tried to explain what went wrong this time as his side struggled again.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “It’s never nice getting beaten. You feel you’re in control and thinking how you break them down because they defended well. We had five or six shots on target and we got done by 70-yard pass. It was a shocking goal and it changed the complexion.

“We then got done on the counter when we tried to force things. I could say we did this or that but you get what you deserve. We weren’t clinical. We had a lot of the ball, they had two shots on target and scored two goals. It’s about belief and not passing the buck.

Heckingbottom questions his side’s belief after Hibs failed to beat Kilmarnock. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“After the first goal went in the heads went down and the body language changed.”

Hibs need to become more resolute in

Hibs seem to have a problem with going a goal down. In the matches against Rangers, Motherwell and now Kilmarnock, they have completely shut down after going a goal behind.

In a similar story to their Fir Park defeat, Hibs were ok up until Millar scored for Killie. After this, there only looked to be one winner.

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

This result means that the Hibees have failed to score in four matches against Killie. It also leaves them without a win since the opening day as pressure begins to build on Heckingbottom.

Quite clearly, Hibs have a problem fighting back from being behind in a match. If they want more than a bottom six finish, Heckingbottom has to make his side more resolute, urgently.

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