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Hibs boss Butcher urges his side to get trigger-happy

Terry Butcher has implored his Hibernian side to produce more efforts at goal if they want to continue their winning ways.

The Hibees recorded a 3-0 home win over Kilmarnock on Sunday to add to their 2-0 triumph at Ross County on Boxing Day and Butcher puts it down to the added shooting his players have been doing at training.

"We encourage shots in training and we stop the training sometimes and say, 'why don't you shoot?'," he said after Paul Hanlon, Paul Cairney and Lewis Stevenson scored at Easter Road.

"I think they're just starting to get around to the fact that it's quite fun. No-one is going to give them a rollicking if they miss the target or don't score.

"The more shots you have the more chance you have of scoring; the more crosses you have the more chances you have of scoring.

"That's what happened here, we pressed on to them. (Killie keeper) Craig Samson made some unbelievable saves in the first half."

The win has Hibs sitting seventh on the table, just a point behind sixth-placed St Johnstone.

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