Dundee boss John Brown slams ‘woeful’ Hibs

Dundee manager John Brown has hit out at Hibs' performance on Monday. Picture: SNS
Dundee manager John Brown has hit out at Hibs' performance on Monday. Picture: SNS
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DUNDEE manager John Brown has accused Hibs of downing tools in the SPL and branded their performance against Aberdeen on Monday night “woeful”.

The Dens Park side need Pat Fenlon’s men to avoid defeat against second-bottom St Mirren on Saturday if they are to have any chance of prolonging their battle against relegation for another week.

But after attending Easter Road to see Hibs play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw with the Dons, Brown is adamant the Edinburgh club are no longer focused on their league form and are instead saving themselves for next month’s Scottish Cup final against Celtic.

He said: “I was at Easter Road on Monday night and I felt I was looking at a Hibs team waiting for a cup final. I didn’t see any hunger, desire or willingness to put their foot in.

“They should be playing for places in the final but from what I saw the other night, I can see St Mirren going there on Saturday and getting a result as I thought Hibs were woeful.”

Eoin Doyle, however, insists there’s no chance of him slowing down over the next few weeks as he bids to end his time at Easter Road on a high. The Irish striker, who has agreed a pre-contract with League Two side Chesterfield, said: “It’s important to me to sign off on a high when I leave. Hibs is a massive club and they’ve been great to me. I’ve enjoyed every minute of being up here. I don’t feel under any more pressure since the news came out that I’m leaving. I don’t feel I need to be seen to be giving my all because I don’t think I’ve ever left myself short in effort.

“I always give my all, if anything I maybe give too much and end up doing stupid things. My plan now is to give 100 percent for these last few league games and, hopefully, play myself into the cup final team and get the win.

“If we win I could stay here for another 30 years and still not have anything to match that. Chesterfield will be a new chapter in my life, but I’m not even thinking about next year, to be honest.

“We’ve got a lot to play for this season and my mind is entirely on that.”

Meanwhile, Hibs Under-20s won 2-0 at Falkirk last night, with goals from Ross Caldwell and Dean Horribine.