Galbraith: Players need to step up

21 January 2011 10:30

Hibernian winger Danny Galbraith admits the players have to start taking responsibility for their predicament.

Manager Colin Calderwood's position has come under scrutiny just three months after taking over amid a record of two wins in 14 matches. Hibs travel to Motherwell on Saturday just four points above Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club Hamilton, who have a game in hand.

They are in dire need of giving their fans something to cheer about after their shock 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat against Second Division Ayr on Tuesday night and Galbraith told Hibernian's weekly newsletter: "The training has been good, but it counts for nothing once you cross over the white line - it is up to us to perform."

He added: "We've not been performing and that is disappointing for the fans, as we know, and for the players and the manager.

"Like the manager and Derek (Adams, Hibs' assistant manager) told us after the Ayr game, they can only do so much for us.

"They can give us the training and information we need, but then after that it is up to us.

"We've not been doing it for the coaching staff and it is about time we turned it around. Being a young player doesn't exclude you from the blame, we are all to blame - everyone in the squad.

"Everybody has played their part recently and the results haven't been coming.

"So we're all to blame and we have to take responsibility, take it on the chin and silence all the critics, who are quite rightly giving us stick from all angles.

"We have to turn it around, be brave and do it ourselves."

Source: PA

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