Matt Kilgallon post Hibs match

Mark Gillespie spoke with defender Matt Kilgallon after the game at Easter Road on Saturday

Matthew Kilgallon post match v Hibs 6/10/18

 

A Sore one to take?

Matthew Kilgallon: Yes, I felt embarrassed out there. We let the gaffer and the fans down massively. Our passing just wasn’t good enough today. The gaffer’s fuming and so he should be. I think Hibs are a good team but once it was 3-0 you’ve got to show a bit of nous to make it no more than that, defend and make sure you don’t lose the second half. It’s not good enough.

How come we were so far off Hibs today?

MK: It did feel like they had a lot of time on the ball, making passes very easily. For the first 15 minutes we felt pretty solid. Who knows if Rakish had scored it might have made it a different game.

This result hurts. You’ve got to go home with your dad ringing you, your kids ringing you asking what the score was. We’ve let the fans down and the gaffer. He’s great for us, he gives us days off and understands about family, and then we give him that today.

Did you have any chance with the own goal?

MK: No, it’s one of them. At 5-0 we tried to play it out and found ourselves two against one. I tried to time my challenge, but it’s hit my shin and gone in.

Have you felt like that before in your career, coming off a pitch?

MK: Yes, and it might happen again. It’s about how you respond to it. The way it went today will stay with the lads until that next game. The annoying thing is that it’s international break and we have to wait two weeks until Rangers. Hopefully the lads will think about it before such a massive game.

How do we ensure that this result doesn’t turn our season into something worse?

MK: The goals and everything today have to be looked at, but also put to bed. Sometimes you think it’s the end of the world, but we are not bottom of this league. We are ninth. We have to think about today, make it hurt and think about the fans who travelled. But it’s not the end of the world. We’re still lucky with the results elsewhere  We need to move on and get some results to take us away from the bottom two.