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Nick Montgomery bemoans continued Hibs penalty misfortune as he offers David Marshall injury update

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Nick Montgomery, the manager of Hibs, expressed frustration over what he believed was a missed penalty opportunity that could have led to his team securing all three points against Aberdeen. He felt aggrieved by the decision not to award a penalty for what he perceived as two potential handball incidents, particularly when the ball struck the upper arm of Nicky Devlin. Despite taking the lead, Hibs ultimately settled for a 2-2 draw after Emiliano Marcondes scored a late equalizer off the bench.

Montgomery mentioned his disappointment with the VAR decision, emphasizing that they had the opportunity to review the incident on a screen and believed that at least one of the handball calls should have been awarded in their favor. Despite the setback, Montgomery acknowledged the need to move on and focus on the next game.

Regarding the match, Montgomery praised the competitive nature of both teams, highlighting their efforts to secure a place in the top six. He also commended his team’s character for bouncing back after conceding two goals, particularly emphasizing disappointment with the equalizer conceded shortly after taking the lead. Despite the challenging conditions, with players slipping on the pitch, Montgomery remains focused on finishing the season strongly and giving his team the best chance possible.

Nick Montgomery lamented another poor goal conceded by Hibs in the second half, describing it as disappointing and scrappy. He acknowledged the need for better defending, particularly from wide positions, while also praising the character shown by his players.

However, there was a setback as goalkeeper David Marshall had to leave the pitch due to a hamstring issue. Montgomery explained that Marshall slipped on the slippery pitch while attempting to catch the ball, resulting in a slight tweak in his hamstring. He expressed hope that Marshall’s injury isn’t serious but emphasized the importance of taking precautions. Jojo Wollacott replaced Marshall and earned praise from Montgomery for his composed performance. Montgomery remains hopeful that Marshall’s injury isn’t severe and stated that they would assess his condition in the coming games.

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