Hibs’ long serving defender Paul Hanlon believes that the team deserved more from yesterday’s game against Aberdeen after dominating possession for long periods.

Only a piece of magic from Kenny McLean and Gary Mackay-Stevens separated the teams after a hard fought 90 minutes with Hibs having 16 shots at goal.

Hanlon admits that the whole team have to be more ruthless but now they have to prepare for a massive game against Celtic at Hampden Park next weekend.

After the game Hanlon told Hibernian TV: “In terms of pressure I thought we deserved more. We had more of the ball and they were camped in the whole of the second half but at the end of the day they had the one bit of quality and we never so that’s something we will have to work on.

“In the last 15 minutes there seemed to be more defenders coming off the bench and that was a measure of how well we were playing but at the end of the day it’s points dropped at home so we are disappointed.

“I felt pretty comfortable in the game and didn’t feel that we were under that much sustained pressure.

“The gaffer said we had 16 shots on goal but only two on target which is nowhere near enough against a quality side like Aberdeen. We have to do more to work their goalkeeper.

“We are more than a match for Aberdeen it was just doing it on a weekly basis. We have to get up to the level that it’ not taking us 16 shots on goal to score. We have to be ruthless in these games.

“We have stepped up a league and the mistakes we made last year that we got away with are being punished this year.

“We will go over the game on Monday it to bed because there is a massive game coming up to try and get to another cup final.”

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