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Hibs’ new head coach Alan Stubbs was satisfied by his sides performance in their 4-0 away win over Lowland League Vale of Leithen at Victoria Park on Saturday.

With new first team coach John Doolan alongside him in the dug-out , Stubbs watched as goals from Jason Cummings (two), Liam Craig and Alex Harris handed him an opening victory.

The former Everton, Celtic and Bolton defender also reiterated his priority was to win games with attractive football taking second place.

Stubbs told Hibernian TV: “Our aim and objective for the game was to work on our fitness.

“We wanted everybody to get 45 minutes and if we got the correct performance with the right attitude then, more often than not, everything else falls into place.

“We had two different teams and I thought we moved the ball well and, with a little bit more care in the final third, we could have scored more goals.

“There is plenty still to work on, but hopefully the supporters that went to the game will be encouraged by what they’ve seen.

“This was the first step in our pre-season friendly programme and now we will work towards producing an improved performance at Berwick on Saturday (12 July, kick off 3pm).”

Against determined and energetic Lowland League opposition, Hibernian passed the ball around neatly with zip and purpose and Stubbs says he was pleased with the fluid, constructive style of play on show.

“As I’ve said before, my philosophy is to win games of football. Of course, I want the team to play good football, but I don’t want anyone to get confused by playing attractive football and then not winning games.”