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Calderwood: Home truths the way forward for Hibernian

Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood says an honest appraisal from himself and his players will help the club through its bad spell. Hibs lost their third consecutive match since Calderwood took over when Hearts ruined his Easter Road debut by securing a 2-0 SPL win.

"You have got to review the game," Calderwood said.

"I looked at it on Sunday night and you become doubly frustrated with the goals against.

"We went through it with the players and let everyone know what is expected in certain situations - improvement all round.

"In our good bits we have got to be better and in our bad bits we have got to be hugely improved.

"It's a real education. There is a recurring theme where we concede goals that we can really address."

Calderwood insists there is no benefit in veering away from necessary criticism, just because his relationship with his players is in its early stages.

"I think it's important, whether it be criticism or praise, that you are honest and there is a consistency about it," he said.

"Words spoken at the end of a game are sometimes heated because of the situation. You have got to make sure what you say to the players is factually correct.

"Sometimes you state it blatantly honestly and when they look back on it, it becomes obvious. The words are only there to improve us.

"We have had quite a good morning because you might as well get it out in the open.

"You have to let everyone know where we all stand and almost have an open forum, because they have got to give feedback.

"They are the ones at the sharp end and what we see might not necessarily be the case. That's where you have got to have debate."

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