Michael Weir: Hibs boss has big decisions to make now

Hibs were unable to capitalise on their goal
Hibs were unable to capitalise on their goal
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To say the 2-1 reversal away to Alloa this weekend was a disappointment would be an understatement.

I hate to admit it, but these are extremely testing times for Hibernian Football Club.

The manager now has some big decisions to make on the personnel he has at his disposal as, quite frankly, our third defeat in the league, to a part-time outfit, is unacceptable.

What direction is the club going at this moment in time? I, like many other Hibs supporters, would like to know.

The goalscoring attributes of our main rivals Hearts and Rangers prove that they are not only well ahead with their points tally, but their goal difference is also far superior, which can be so important in the long run.

To find ourselves struggling against part-time opposition and conceding the goals we have must be incredibly frustrating for the supporters, who once again travelled in big numbers. The one worry I have is how fragile we look, both physically and mentally. Teams are now beginning to capitalise on our vulnerability and view us as the one real scalp in this league who are there for the taking.

We need strong personalities out on the pitch who will not be intimidated by our current slump. But when all is said and done, there are no excuses as there should be more than enough ability in the squad to gain the results needed in the Championship.

It came as little surprise that Alan Stubbs has admitted he will be working today on bringing players in on free transfers or via the loan market due to the financial constraints he has within his budget.

This transfer policy for a good number of years now has proven time and again to have little success. It seems inevitable we will see some fresh faces within the next day or so and hopefully there are one or two within that group who possess a good pedigree of experience.

There are several meetings planned this week for supporters to meet with chief executive Leeann Dempster to offer their proposals on how the club should move forward. Given the nature of the defeat to Alloa on Saturday, I’m sure there will be a few choice words put across.