HIBS boss Neil Lennon admitted he is not “overly concerned” after last night’s 1-0 loss to Aberdeen – the Easter Road side’s fourth winless game their third without a goal.

The Irishman saw his team slip to seventh in the Premiership following Gary Mackay-Steven’s stunning winner at Pittodrie.

Lennon’s men have now failed to register a victory since their 6-0 hammering of Hamilton Accies on October 6 and have failed to score against Hearts, St Johnstone and now Derek McInnes’ Dons.

The ex-Celtic gaffer said: “There is a little dip in form.

“It is something we’re not used to, but you have to accept it is not going to be on an upward trajectory all the time.

“I don’t know if we are lacking a bit of confidence or our decision-making is not right. That’s three games when we haven’t scored and we have missed good chances in all of those games.”

Mark Milligan and Florian Kamberi both squandered opportunities to equalise, but Lennon insisted: “I thought we were by far the better team in the second-half and we deserved more out of the game.

“I don’t think Aberdeen did enough to deserve to win and certainly we didn’t deserve to lose the game.”

McInnes was delighted as his team climbed the table and are now joint with Rangers in third place on 21 points.

Steven Gerrard’s outfit, who lost to the Dons in the Betfred League Cup semi-final, face Motherwell at Ibrox tomorrow afternoon.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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