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Hibernian supporters have 'backed us to the hilt' - Fenlon

Pat Fenlon has heaped praise on Hibernian FC's supporters after the team's poor start to the season.

The Edinburgh outfit have failed to score a goal in four defeats to kick off the campaign, which included a 9-0 aggregate mauling in the Europa League at the hands of Malmo, and need to improve drastically before things get out of hand.

Ahead of the weekend's league clash with Dundee United, Fenlon thanked the fans for backing the players despite losses to Motherwell and arch rivals Heart of Midlothian.

"I bump into supporters now and again. I don't have too many conversations with them to be honest, just because I'm too engrossed in the job that I'm not around the town very often," said Fenlon.

"But the supporters have been different class and we just ask them to continue to do that. They have backed the team to the hilt and there is nothing negative from me in relation to that. They have been brilliant."

He added: "It hasn't been hard picking the boys up. I have to be honest and say it has been a good week.

"It's not been doom and gloom at the training centre. The players have certainly been bubbly and trained really well.

"The crux of the matter has been the European result, which was so poor.

"But the league games, we have lost both of them when in my eyes we should have got something out of both of them.

"That's football, it's the way the game has gone. You are only ever two games away from a crisis, no matter what club you are at. You have to deal with it.

"But the players have been brilliant and are looking forward to the weekend."

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Andrew Slevison
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