NEIL LENNON has told the Hibs fans silence is not golden after his Championship leaders overcame St Mirren 2-0 at Easter Road.
The Irishman wants his team to give the fans something to shout about, but, even in front of 14,000-plus fans yesterday, the stadium was just too quiet for his liking.
Lennon said: “We dominated the game and that’s not always easy. I don’t want to alienate myself from the supporters, but we go a goal up and then it’s very, very quiet for periods of the game.
“We would like a bit more atmosphere to gee the players on a bit. I don’t know if it is that they expect to win, but you can’t just sit there and expect it to happen. I think some sections of the support could do their bit, as well.
“It is a small issue, but with the away support we get 90 minutes of singing and support and you can see that the players respond to that.
“So, we would just like a bit more noise in the stadium, especially when we score a beautiful goal like we did for the first. It was a great ball from Andrew Shinnie and a superb finish from Martin Boyle. All in, it was a good day’s work.”
After Boyle’s eighth-minute opener, it was all over when Grant Holt added the second just after the half-hour mark.
Jason Cummings was once again left on the bench, as the Hibs gaffer emphasised his point that no-one is a guaranteed starter.
The length of the Championship table separates the sides and at times that gulf was apparent, leaving Lennon annoyed that it was not better illustrated in the final scoreline with Saints keeper Jamie Langfield keeping the score down, including a penalty save from Holt.
Lennon added: “I just would have liked a better gloss on the scoreline. Me being me, I want more.”