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Hanlon urges Hibernian fans to keep the faith

Paul Hanlon has called on Hibernian fans for their full support as they attempt to move off the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this weekend. Hanlon admits the "the table doesn't lie" as Hibernian sit in the relegation zone ahead of the tussle with Dunfermline.

The 21-year-old defender knows it is imperative for his side to start putting points on the board.

"We're bottom of the league; the table doesn't lie," he said. "But it is in our hands to get out of this and we'll be looking to put things right.

"I'd ask the fans to stick with us. They pay good money to watch the team and we're not giving them the performances that they want.

"[Booing] is not a worry; they're just showing frustration. It is the same frustration as we have, because we want to win games too.

"That's football, and we need to try to put that right. Hopefully if we can get things right on the field then they'll come and give us their backing, like they always have.

"Dunfermline will undoubtedly be tough. They've done very well since they came back up to the SPL, but first and foremost we have to concentrate on ourselves and try to play our own game.

"It might be a case of a small bit of luck - an own goal or a deflection - which could win us the game and change our season, but we won't be relying on luck."

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