Hibs boss Pat Fenlon has praised the “character” of his players for standing up to the flak aimed at them following a miserable start to the season.
The Easter Road outfit finally got their first win but were forced to come from behind to beat fellow strugglers Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, a venue which has proved a happy hunting ground for Fenlon who has visited Ayrshire four times without tasting defeat, emerging victorious on three of those occasions.
Having seen his players mount a similar fightback to claim their first point of the season against Dundee United a week previously, Fenlon is now looking for them to notch a first home victory against Ross County, who last night suffered a shock defeat away to Stranraer in the League Cup, this weekend.
“I am happy for the players,” he said of the 2-1 win over Killie, “It has been tough for them as they have taken a lot of flak. But they have shown good character.”
And Fenlon insisted there was no great secret to breaking the winless sequence, revealing: “They have trained well so I just asked them to take that into games, to be a bit more precise with their passing and to relax on the ball.
“I was delighted for them, they put in a great shift and got three big points. But now it is important to build on that, to make Easter Road a difficult place to go to by winning more matches there ourselves.”