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Fenlon happy despite Hibs defeat

Updated: Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 21:30

Pat Fenlon - "We probably had the two best chances of the match. We are disappointed but there is a lot to take out of it."
Pat Fenlon - "We probably had the two best chances of the match. We are disappointed but there is a lot to take out of it."

Pat Fenlon watched his Hibernian side suffer a 2-0 defeat to Rangers on his home debut, but the former Bohemians and Shelbourne boss was happy with his new side’s performance at Easter Road.

Fenlon's managerial debut was cut short last week when Hibs' game at Motherwell was abandoned at half-time.

Reflecting on his first full 90 minutes today, he said: "I enjoyed it bar the result. There was some positive stuff from us. We conceded two goals from set-pieces so we were disappointed with that.

"I was pleased with a lot of it. I thought we played quite well and kept Rangers at bay for a long time.

"We probably had the two best chances of the match. We are disappointed but there is a lot to take out of it."

Fenlon admitted the penalty decision had been vital in turning the game in Rangers' favour.

"Up to that (the penalty) I thought we did really well. I haven't seen their penalty properly so it's a little bit difficult to comment too much on it.

"I thought the two players were wrapped around each other but people have said to me that's a penalty. I would like to see it and make a decision on it.

"I thought we might have had one just beforehand, I thought the full-back might have handled the ball. But sometimes you don't get things."

Hibs remain in trouble at the foot of the table in a share for last place with Aberdeen and Dunfermline.

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