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Friday 19 April 2019

Fenlon refuses to panic despite Hibs poor start

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon. Picture: Kirk O'Rourke/PA
Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon. Picture: Kirk O'Rourke/PA

HIBERNIAN manager Pat Fenlon played down the consequences of their opening-day defeat after Motherwell striker Henri Anier's late goal piled more misery on a support still raw following their 7-0 thrashing by Malmo.

Anier came off the bench to score the only goal of the SPL clash at Easter Road.

Hibs now face a pressure derby at Hearts next Sunday but Fenlon felt they had made a solid start and pointed out they had lost 3-0 at Dundee United on the opening day last season before recovering quickly.

Fenlon also refused to criticise some Hibs supporters who booed the team off after the final whistle.

"I don't know whether they booed the team off or booed me off," said Fenlon. "That's frustration. If I were up there, I'd probably be doing the same.

"I'm disappointed we have lost the game but we started much better than we did last year at Tannadice.

"There was some positive stuff but we lost the game to a poor goal and I'm disappointed that the good stuff will be forgotten."

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