Paul Heckingbottom says that Hibs have matched their strong opponents in recent matches.

The Hibees are currently in tenth following a mixed start to the season. They let three points slip through their fingers recently, drawing 1-1 with nine man Aberdeen.

Hibs dropped points in Aberdeen. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

After a run of games that seen them take on Kilmarnock, Celtic and then the Dons, Heckingbottom says that the players can be proud of their efforts, although they need to add more points.

He told the Herald (sport, page six, 08/10/19): “It’s a strong run. I spoke before it that we were playing three teams who finished above us last season.

“We’ve gone toe to toe with them all, two away from home and the champions at home. We know we’ve got nothing to fear in this league, and the players can see that.

Callum McGregor of Celtic has a shot at goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on 28 September, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“But, in terms of points return, we’ve not got what we need.”

Heckingbottom must secure vital wins for Hibs in upcoming fixtures

With an away fixture to Hamilton next, followed by home matches against Livingston and Ross County prior to the League Cup semi-final, Heckingbottom knows they have to earn points during these games.

They’ve just went undefeated in three against top six opposition from last season. Now they are playing two teams who were in the bottom six and the Championship winners.

Favorable fixtures ahead. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Regardless of form, Hibs have to be winning these games. If they fail to secure anything less than at least seven, or potentially even maximum points, their chances of a top six position will decrease.

In a results drive business, performances aren’t enough to fully satisfy fans. Hibs need to start racking up some victories.

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