Calderwood keeps believing

20 January 2011 02:30

A defiant Colin Calderwood is determined to end Hibernian's slump and is committed to his role as manager.

Speculation has circulated in recent weeks that Calderwood was prepared to walk away from Easter Road amid a run of two wins in 14 games and none in the last nine matches.

However, Calderwood, is optimistic he has the credentials required to overcome adversity and help Hibs out of their current predicament and said: "I enjoy the football club and I've really enjoyed the freshness and what it's brought to me as an individual in terms of new challenges. This is just another challenge. I want to get this right."

He admitted morale was "very low" following the Scottish Cup replay defeat at Irn-Bru Second Division Ayr on Tuesday night which means Hibs' sole focus is now on Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival.

Hibs are 10th in the table, four points above bottom club Hamilton having played a game more.

Calderwood added: "We're a long way from being right, but it's never entered my head really."

Chairman Rod Petrie announced on Wednesday that Calderwood has the board's full backing and will be supported in the transfer market.

"It's something that's not new to me," added Calderwood.

"I'll have enough time to put my stamp on it."

Source: PA