It is fair to say that Hibernian fans won’t be enjoying the season so far. The team have struggled badly in recent weeks, and lost 2-0 to Kilmarnock in their last league game.

The pressure seems to be on manager Paul Heckingbottom to get a good result in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby against Hearts.

However, the manager has some good news for an increasingly disgruntled support. It concerns the club’s owner, Ron Gordon.

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Had discussions with club owner

The Hibs boss speaks to the owner regularly, and he believes that Gordon will be at the Easter Road club for the foreseeable future.

“Everyone is convinced it’s been sold to a man who has the best intentions” Heckingbottom said, as reported by the Edinburgh Evening News.

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“In it for the long term”

“And for me, getting to know him over the last few weeks, he’s in it for the long term. He’s as passionate about the club as I and everyone else is.”

That is good news for Hibs, when it comes to the future. In the present though, Heckingbottom must lift Hibs out of their bad run of form in time for the derby.

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Perhaps the only bonus for Hibs going into the game is that Hearts are also in dreadful form, and sit bottom of the Premiership table.

However, that could put more pressure on the team going into the game. Heckingbottom and Hibs really need a win in the derby relieve some pressure and get their season started.

Only time will tell if they get that win.

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