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Montgomery understands fans frustrations but urges patience

Nick Montgomery says he understands frustration from the Hibs fanbase, but insists he is the man to turn things around at Easter Road.

Hibs have taken just five points from their last eight league games and currently sit seventh in the Scottish Premiership.

They signed seven players during the January transfer window, but were beaten 3-0 by St Mirren at home last time out and were roundly booed at both half-time and full-time.

"I am understanding of the expectation of the club and the fans and I felt their frustration at the weekend," Montgomery said.

"Change takes time - it is not easy. At the moment we are in a bit of transition with the squad. We have got [Lewis] Miller and [Martin] Boyle back, Rocky [Bushiri] hopefully back next week but the squad is starting to look strong moving forward.

"It is my job to get the team going again and start getting the results we had in the beginning of the season.

"Anybody who knows me knows I have had a lot of adversity in my life and my career as well. These are the times when you have to be resilient.

"It has been difficult, we have been in a difficult period since the international window. There was a lot of optimism going into the game [against St Mirren] and we didn’t perform. We got what we deserved.

"We conceded three goals from set-pieces or second phase set-pieces and if you are going to do that it is very difficult to win the game. It will take time [for new players] to gel and get used to the way we work. We owned that result and we move on."

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