Hibs winger Glenn Middleton has insisted that his side performed well against St Johnstone, despite the match finishing 2-2.
Jason Kerr’s header in the final moments of the match meant it was two points dropped for Hibs. They’ve taken a point away from this fixture, but it really should have been three.
Middleton has said that it isn’t all doom and gloom though, as the Hibees played quite well in his eyes.
He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “We have created chances, the next time we have to be a bit more ruthless in front of goal.
“It’s just little bits we need to pick up on, second balls, things like that, relieving pressure, getting the ball as far away from our goal as possible and controlling the game a little bit more.”
Middleton and Hibs need wins
Middleton was also keen to reiterate that Hibs had gained a point, even though the game ultimately felt like a defeat. Just because they earned a point doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good one though.
Hibs should be beating the likes of St Johnstone at home. Dropping points in these fixtures does not stand them in good stead for tougher challenges against the top two or even an Aberdeen type team.
It only gets harder from here for Hibs. Away matches at Motherwell and Kilmarnock are next, followed by a massive derby match against Hearts. Fixtures against Aberdeen and Celtic don’t make things easier.
There’s a very good chance Hibs will drop points in some of these games. It’s why it’s so important for them to win games at home to the likes of St Johnstone. It makes up for poor results elsewhere.
Middleton’s right to try and remain positive following this clash, but the negatives must be evaluated. Hibs have shipped 11 goals in their last three matches and don’t seem capable of outscoring their opponents.
A big performance is needed away to Fir Park in their next Premiership match.