Daryl Horgan has voiced his support for under-fire manager Paul Heckingbottom following Hibs’ latest setback.
Despite storming into a two goal lead against Ross County, the Hibees were eventually pegged back, drawing 2-2 with their Highland visitors.
The pressure is on Heckingbottom from some quarters of the Easter Road faithful but Horgan is backing his boss.
He told the Sunday Post (sport, page six, 27/10/19) : “I am a massive fan of his. He and Robbie ( Stockdale) have been brilliant since the came in.
“But football is a very immediate game. Last season, it was Heckingbottom is at the wheel. He was the next great manager in Scotland and everything was rosy.
“Now, a couple of months down the line, people want him out. He’s a good manager, he’s proven that at Barnsley and he proved that last year.”
Heckingbottom is under serious fan pressure
Horgan may back his manager but vast amounts of the Hibs support have lost faith in the Yorkshireman after a disappointing start to the season.
They may be unbeaten in five, but they haven’t registered a league win since the start of August on opening day. That has to change if Heckingbottom wants to keep his job, starting with a home match against Livingston on Wednesday.
The Irishman himself was benched against County but made an impact from the bench, scoring the opening goal during Saturday’s clash. He’ll be hoping for a return to the starting XI on Wednesday night.
Ahead of a big cup semi-final, Hibs could really do with a morale boosting three points against Livingston.