Calderwood begins Hibernian reign with a defeat

Aberdeen convincingly defeated Colin Calderwood’s Hibernian 4-2, leading by four goals at one stage before a late Hibs rally.

Aberdeen convincingly defeated Colin Calderwood’s Hibernian 4-2, leading by four goals at one stage before a late Hibs rally.

Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood, in his first match in charge of his new club, was disappointed with his side's performance but felt he could take some positives from the defeat.

He said: "It's a horrible result for us but hopefully we have learned from the mistakes. We have to be a team rather than good individuals, which I can see that we are. We need a wee bit of cohesion, teamwork and some work on the training pitch.

"Hopefully we will look as though we are moving forward over the next two or three weeks. The advantage is we managed to score two goals from oblivion - that is a small plus we can take from the game.

"We were truly beat at that time so I can only commend the spirit of our team to keep going right until the end."

The Hibs boss felt the match could have turned out differently had striker Colin Nish been able to net before the Dons broke the deadlock.

He added: "Big Colin was apologising at half-time as though what he did was a crime but I don't mind players missing as long as they are having a go.

"If we keep continuing to miss then it may be a problem for that player. However in the second half Colin got his goal when he looked a genuine threat that we can profit from, when the ball is in and around the box."

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