Wednesday, June 29, 2022
SportHibsSimon Murray convinced Hibs will 'blow teams away' if they continue to...

Simon Murray convinced Hibs will ‘blow teams away’ if they continue to follow Neil Lennon’s orders to attack


SIMON MURRAY insists Hibs will ‘blow teams away’ this season if they can maintain their attacking style both home and away.

The Easter Road outfit have not won in their last three matches, with Saturday’s 1-1 draw with St Johnstone coming on the back of the same score against Dundee and a shock 3-1 defeat at home to Hamilton Accies.

However, against Saints at the weekend, Neil Lennon’s men enjoyed 64 per cent possession away from home and managed 15 shots compared to their hosts’ five.

In the previous game away to Dundee, the capital side again dominated the statistics and the Dark Blues had keeper Scott Bain to thank for the draw.

Murray, who kicked off the season with 10 goals in seven matches, has not found the net in the last three games, but the former Dundee United striker is convinced the Championship winners are still on the right tracks.

With Motherwell the visitors on Saturday, he said: “We’ve got the team to have a go away from home and that’s what the manager wants us to do.

“He doesn’t care if it’s home or away, and the boys showed on Saturday we’ve got more than enough to compete with any team.

“It was just disappointing not to get the second goal, because it was all us in the second-half.

“We’re passing the ball and playing football, and we’re scoring goals. Okay, it was only one on Saturday but we’re creating chances.


“And hopefully on certain days we’ll just blow teams away.

“We’re creating chances and looking a threat going forward. We just need to keep on going.

“If we keep doing what we’re doing we’ll win more games than we lose.”

St Johnstone have claimed fourth in the Premiership for the last three seasons and last finished outside the top-six in 2011, so Murray admits Hibs should not be too downhearted over their failure to win in Perth.

He added to Hibs TV: “Everyone underestimates St Johnstone but their manager organises them well and they prove themselves every year.

“They’re in Europe most years, so you could look back on it and say it was a good point away from home.

“But we’re disappointed not to win.”

Related Stories