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Fenlon keen to build on home run
Published : 10 Nov 2012 13:39:00
Pat Fenlon hopes his Hibernian side can extend their unbeaten home record beyond Sunday's SPL clash with Dundee United. This season at Easter Road, Hibs have four wins and two draws from six matches, which represents a stark contrast to results in Leith in recent campaigns. Over the course of the last two seasons, the sum total number of SPL home wins was seven. "We want to keep our record going here; it's important we try to maintain that for as long as we can," said Fenlon, whose side climbed to the top of the SPL with victory over St Mirren last weekend. "We've got to make sure our own shape is right and that we start the game on the front foot. "We didn't do that last week against St Mirren; we're at home, we've got to impress our game on top of them." United claimed a 3-0 win over Hibernian at Tannadice on the opening day of the season, but Hibs have lost just twice in the SPL since. Fenlon is eager to see his improving side right the wrongs of that August 5 result against a United side beginning to return to form after a stutter. "I've been delighted with them, from after Dundee United when we didn't perform," he added. "Since then we've been very, very good and very strong. "They beat us well on the first day of the season. We'd like to change that result around a little bit, but we know they're a quality side. "They're starting to get players back and they've hit a little bit of form. "I said at the start of the season I thought themselves and Motherwell would probably be the teams that would push Celtic a little bit. "But it's a good test for us as well, to see how far we've come." The performances of on-loan Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths have been key for Hibernian this term. Griffiths has netted 11 goals but was overlooked for Scotland selection for next week's trip to Luxembourg, although the change of national team boss is likely to have had an influence. Fenlon added: "He's playing really well at the moment. All he's got to do is continue to score goals, play well and hopefully he'll get an opportunity to play (for Scotland)."