Jack Ross has called for resilience from his Hibs players after suffering the first defeat of his reign.

The Hibees went down 2-1 to Ross County. Christian Doidge headed the Hibees in front before Ross Stewart hit back with a double to secure three Staggie points.

Stuart Kettlewell got the win. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Hibs remain in sixth following this result whilst County go two points behind them in seventh. Ross has called for improvements on the ‘fine margins’ of the game.

He told the BBC: “I thought we deserved to lead. We had control of the game and created good opportunities. Putting ourselves in a winning position was pleasing and thereafter I don’t think we came under undue pressure.

“It’s hugely frustrating. We’ve been in a winning position twice in the past four days, so there are fine margins at the moment that we need to improve upon. We need to be more resilient from that position.”

Dropping points from leading positions

After a good run of form since Paul Heckingbottom’s departure, this will be a disappointment for Ross. Again Hibs dropped points from a winning position.

Dejection for Hibs. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

That’s happened on seven occasions in league action this season. It’s a trend that Ross will look to buck in the coming wweks and months.

It isn’t a disastrous result after recent performances but it is a setback. They’ll now prepare for a tough test against Aberdeen at Easter Road, who will travel to Leith buoyed by a dramatic comeback draw against Rangers.

Ross will look to cause them misery come the weekend.

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