Michael Weir: Almost lost for words as Hibs stumble

Gutted: Jason Cummings
Gutted: Jason Cummings
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I find it increasingly a challenge to convey my thoughts on the current team’s predicament.

However, with next to no investment in the squad, should we really be that surprised that we have lost four of our opening six matches in the Championship?

There may be some potential in and around Alan Stubbs’ side and many of the players, I am quite sure, will go on and enjoy a very successful career in the game. But at this moment in time, we simply don’t have the required experience of first-team football to make the impact we need to compete in this division.

Our main rivals are already galloping off into the distance leaving us to fight towards the lower depths of the table. Both Rangers and Hearts can boast within their ranks some tried and trusted pros that are used to dealing with the pressures of first-team football. Even just their presence around the dressing-room is invaluable to the younger ones in the side.

But this is something that has been missing within Easter Road for a number of seasons now and we must do everything within our means to change it.

We have gone on a run this season but unfortunately a losing one. We need to grind out a victory somewhere that can transform our fortunes otherwise we face a much longer spell in this division than we had anticipated.

The only positive to take at this moment is the support going into the team. The numbers who made their way down to Dumfries on Saturday only to be let down again deserve the plaudits.

We all want to see a successful side out on the park but it’s difficult to envisage any change that can make this happen. I don’t think change is too much to ask for considering the stature of a club as Hibernian.

But it is the supporters who will eventually lose faith in what they are seeing put out in front of them and home attendances have already shown that to be the case this season.

Can a win in the League Cup at Dingwall tomorrow night give us a ray of hope? I’m not so sure we have the personnel to pull through against the Premiership’s bottom side.