Michael Weir: Hibs deserved a point at Celtic - hopefully this kickstarts a revival

The Hibs players arrive ahead of kick off at Celtic ParkThe Hibs players arrive ahead of kick off at Celtic Park
The Hibs players arrive ahead of kick off at Celtic Park
I thought Hibs’ performance on Monday night merited something – I don’t think they did enough to win it but they certainly deserved to take something from the game.

They can take heart from it because Celtic Park is a tough place to go no matter what the situation, even with Celtic putting out a weakened team.

The players showed that they are – hopefully – getting back on track after the two home defeats with a semi-decent performance.

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Ideally they would have got the three points against a second-string side but it was a good point in the circumstances and the main thing is that it stopped the rot.

Without David Turnbull’s goal, which was very good, Hibs would have kept a clean sheet but it was still a decent draw.

What they didn’t want to do was go and lose a game to a weakened Celtic side which could have had a disastrous effect on the team’s confidence.

Stopping the rot was the main thing and on the back of the second-half performance they definitely deserved to take something out of the game.

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It was heartening to see them looking perkier in the match. Call it jaded, or a loss of confidence, but there was certainly something not quite right with the players when the good run came to an end.

It’s vital to take the positives from results and the performance will hopefully encourage them to get back on track over the next few fixtures.

Transfers boosting team

I haven’t seen a lot of Jackson Irvine but he’s certainly well thought-of and I've been saying for weeks that the team needs some fresh faces in it and it looks like Jack Ross agrees.

Even thought there have been a couple of bad results Hibs are still in the mix and there’s still a lot of football to be played.

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Freshening up the team at such a vital time can help Hibs kick on and hopefully meet their targets come the end of the season because one or two new faces can make a world of difference to a team.

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