By: Hibernian Media on 24 Oct, 2019 16:25
Chris Maxwell was on media duties at HTC ahead of Saturday’s visit of Ross County in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
The on-form goalkeeper spoke at length about the aspects of play in recent weeks that give him hope that an upturn in results will follow and about how much he’s looking forward to getting back to Easter Road Stadium.
Chris said: “The mood in the camp’s been good and we’ve really been focusing on the positives from the last few weeks.
“There’s plenty of them. We’re playing well, if not getting the slice of luck that we deserve.
“We’re creating chances and we’ve been hard to beat.
“We’re unbeaten in four games and we’ve played some of the best teams in the league.
“We know we’re on the right track, we’re looking up the table and we’re looking forward to Saturday.”
While the team – by Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom’s own admission – has lacked ‘a killer instinct’ too often of late, Chris has been part of a defensive unit that’s given up few opportunities to the opposition, while in front of them the side has created more opportunities in front of goal.
He added: “Everybody in the squad wants to win games. It’s not just the goalkeepers and the defenders who don’t want to concede goals.
“The strikers work hard to press and the midfielders track runners. It’s a team effort not to concede and it’s a team effort to score goals.
“It’s been frustrating but it’s not as if we’re not creating chances and dominating games, which I feel we have been.
“There are no worries. We know it will come.
“There’s no-one in this league that we fear or don’t feel like we can take three points from.”
Chris is adamant that it he and his team-mates continue to do the right things then they’ll get their reward.
He said: “I can imagine the statistics back up what I’m saying.
“We could do with a slice of luck or maybe a deflection that goes in. In the Hearts game a little deflection took the ball over my head. Half an inch higher and it’s straight into my hands.
“It comes around and when it’s our turn then we have to make sure we’re doing the fundamentals right.
“If we keep working hard for each other, we’ll be fine.”
It’s nearly a month since we hosted Celtic and took the first points off the current Premiership champions domestically and Chris is eager to get back out there in front of a loyal support.
“The people who stick with you through thick and thin, the fans, have given us great support.”