Hibs have suffered house defeats by St Johnstone and Ross County in latest weeks
Hibernian “need to be minimal third”, says supervisor Lee Johnson, who admits “there’s a work in progress to get there” after a dismal run of outcomes.
They’ve slipped to seventh place within the Scottish Premiership following 5 defeats of their previous six video games.
Nevertheless, the Edinburgh membership stay simply two factors behind Aberdeen in third, albeit having performed a recreation extra.
“Somebody talked about we’ve completed third three or 4 instances in 35 years so we’ve to be totally different,” he mentioned.
“Not essentially to over-complicate issues however be higher at what we do over a time frame so there needs to be a collective.
“Focus all the time turns to the supervisor primarily based on outcomes and, with the social media factor that may hearth a selected concept, feeling or sample in a short time, it turns into one thing you need to handle.
“But it surely would not cease you doing all your job within the appropriate manner and I really feel right here that I’ve the help of everyone and really feel like we’re going to achieve success.”
Hibs, who have been booed off after Tuesday’s 2-0 house loss to Ross County, journey to bottom-of-the-table Kilmarnock on Saturday.
When the season resumes after the World Cup, they face a tricky sequence of fixtures, taking over Rangers, Celtic and Hearts over the festive interval.
‘I can address criticism when it is honest’
And former Bristol Metropolis and Sunderland boss Johnson will hope to have a few of his senior gamers again from damage by then, together with Martin Boyle, Kevin Nisbet, Kyle Magennis, Aiden McGeady, Jake Doyle-Hayes and Harry McKirdy.
“I can address criticism when it is honest,” he added. “My feeling is to dig in and instil confidence within the gamers to get a efficiency that can deliver us a win towards Kilmarnock.
“As a soccer supervisor, a part of the position is to make peace with the worst-case situation and that permits you to be daring. The one factor that may by no means be thrown at me is that I am not daring when it comes to decision-making.
“I’ve all the time felt like that, I performed like that when it comes to having no worry. It’s my character.
“I do not all the time get it proper however the best way for us to enhance is to have longevity, to have the identical supervisor, to have 4, 5, six switch home windows.
“We need to be third, minimal, however it’s a work in progress, to get there in my eyes.”