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Butcher satisfied as Hibernian career starts with a draw

Terry Butcher was pleased enough with the performance of his Hibernian side in Saturday's 0-0 draw at St Mirren.

The Edinburgh club, in their first match under Butcher's rein, forced the Buddies to a scoreless draw at St Mirren Park and the manner in which they went about it was enough to sate the new boss.

"Satisfactory is a good word, it was very satisfactory for me," the former Inverness manager said.

"It's a good solid start as far as we are concerned. We got a clean-sheet and we got the ball forward well.

"I thought we dominated in the second half and just couldn't get that goal that the Hibs fans were craving.

"I thought they were going to suck it into the net at one stage but it didn't quite go in.

"I'm delighted because we didn't know what to expect, we didn't know what we were going to get.

"But I thought, the more the game went on, the more cohesive they became, the more the understanding was there, the more we played in St Mirren's half.

"We wanted to give ourselves a platform and a foundation to work on and we certainly started that today."

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