Alan Stubbs

Hibs’ Head Coach Alan Stubbs admitted his players didn’t do enough to warrant three points against Raith Rovers at Easter Road yesterday.

The result and performance were disappointing for all concerned at the club after two wins on the road against Ross County and Rangers.

Almost 10,000 watched the game but the majority left frustrated at losing even more ground to high flying neighbours Hearts.

After the game Stubbs said: “After the result against Rangers on Monday, anything other than three points today was always going to be a disappointment.

“Overall I didn’t think we did enough in the game to put ourselves on a foothold to see the game out.

“We defended the goal well enough but there was a slice of luck where the ball fell into his path off a deflection. On other days they fall for you but today it didn’t.

“The defenders stood up to the challenge but I’d like to see them more dominant but overall they dealt with the majority of it reasonably well.

“I thought that even in the first ten minutes that it was going to be a difficult game to win and I thought it would end one-nil.

“I didn’t think we were fluent enough through the game. We had bits and pieces of decent play but not enough to create chance upon chance.

“That’s something we would like to put right. We want to win every game at Easter Road. We’ve only been beaten once but we want to be taking three points from games.

Stubbs also passed on some good news to supporters concerned about the extent of the injury to David Gray. He continued: “Hopefully David won’t be out for too long. It’s not a major concern for me. He was touch and go today and we probably erred on the side of caution. I’m hoping that he will be fit for next week.