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Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

PRESSURE has eased on Pat Fenlon at Hibernians after his side came from a goal down to earn their first Scottish Premiership point of the season against Dundee United, but the Dubliner is unhappy with the attitude of his players.

A 1-1 draw on Saturday saved Hibs from a fifth successive defeat and moved them to ninth place in the table, but Fenlon could not understand why his side only kicked into gear after a red card for Kevin Thomson.

"There was a little relief we scored and picked up a point but it wasn't a great performance," said Fenlon

"The first half was very, very poor but the sending off seemed to galvanise us and we started to get going and we ended the game strongly.

"For some reason, I don't know why, but after the sending off we wanted to scrap and fight for the ball but we didn't want to do that before that. I said that to them at half-time, I said we haven't shown any desire or passion to win the game.

"We got beaten by our big rivals last week and we should've been coming in and bouncing into it with a determination to kick on but we only did that after the sending off and I'm disappointed we didn't do that before that."


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