Hibs boss Hughes insists he is the man for the job at Easter Road

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 03 October 2010

Under fire Hibs boss John Hughes has today insisted that he is the correct person for the job at Easter Road.

Following another shocker of a performance against St Johnstone yesterday, which ended with a 2-0 defeat, the Hibees support once again let their feelings be known.

Chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing” and “Yogi, Yogi get to ****” could clearly, once again, be heard from the away end.

Hibs have started the season, with only 1 win in 10 games, adding to a current record of only 4 wins in 28.

Already out of the Europa League and the Co-Op Cup, and sitting 10th in the SPL, Hughes is under massive pressure.

He said:

"I'm certainly the man," he told BBC Radio Scotland. "I've got great belief in what I'm doing.

"Nobody's hurting more than me and, hopefully, the players. We want to get it right. I know what I've got, I know what needs to be done.

"There's no hiding place," he added. "You need to roll your sleeves up and go again. It's a real test of character.

"You have to find the mindset. Don't take too much information on and let's get back to basic fundamentals.

"We can help them along, in terms of training and shape, but you need to find that yourself.

"St Johnstone did that better than us. They were finding the channels and they had two strikers willing to go and chase it down."

"The way the players train," said Hughes. "They are spirited, they are hard-working, really demanding of each other on the training pitch and yet that second goal you could see in a Sunday morning game.

"We were not at our best. We didn't create enough to take anything from the match. We didn't get at them. We never passed it.

"And you can't legislate for the goals we're losing just now. You've got a job to do, go and do you're job, simple as that.

I'm really disappointed. We're better than that.

"In terms of work effort, commitment, matching them physically, I felt it was there.

"But once again we got undone from a set-piece. After putting all that work in, without being great, we shot ourselves in the foot."

Once again, plenty of talk from our manager, but his jacket must surely be on a shoogly peg!!??

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