Hibs manager Jack Ross is refusing to panic, after two poor results against Hearts and Aberdeen.

The Hibees were showing some good form recently – going five matches unbeaten and scoring 15 goals in the process.

But they were then beaten at home by bottom club and bitter rivals Hearts at Easter Road, and following that was a defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

Ross’ Hibs have lost back-to-back games (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

It has just taken the wind out of their sails a little, with seventh-placed St Johnstone now only a point behind.

The goal is for Hibs to finish in the top-six, so the club need to get back to winning ways to fend off the challenge from the Saints, and Ross is feeling confident of being able to do that.

He said (Hibs TV): “We had a sore week in terms of results. The Aberdeen game for the first hour we were good, I wouldn’t accept that we weren’t. The last half an hour, we weren’t. We didn’t react well to the circumstances.

Jack Ross isn’t panicking (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“There’s still a lot for us to be positive about. We understand the importance of this game in terms of where it can take us in the league. Preparations this week have been good.

“The highs and lows are probably more extreme than they used to be. If you are a poor team going through a poor run then recognise it and make it better. If you’re a team that has done some good things in recent times, then recognise that as well.

“There’s still a lot more positives for us at the moment but equally we want to get back to winning games.”

Hibs must respond

Hibs are set to face none other than St Johnstone at the weekend and it’s a big game in the context of the league.

Hibs are back at Easter Road on Saturday (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Hibees need three points to put some distance between the two teams again, and to get that winning feeling back again.

To have slipped up the last couple of games will be a frustration for Ross, especially against Hearts in the Edinburgh Derby in front of their own fans – Saturday is a chance to get things back on track.

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