Caldo hails Hibs spirit after fightback

HIBS manager Colin Calderwood today hailed the spirit his side showed to battle back from a goal down to claim victory over Motherwell.

The Easter Road side recorded their second win within the space of just four days thanks to a double from Derek Riordan.

Calderwood was delighted to build on the victory over Rangers but even more so with the grit and determination among his players as they fought tooth and nail for the points for the entire 90 minutes.

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And he wants to see that kind of attitude more often from his charges, saying: "It was nice, and in some ways the way that it happened was also good, to come back from a goal behind.

"Then to be the team that is not in the ascendancy but hang on showed spirit and endeavour and a willingness to work for one another. I think they are attributes the fans would have gone home impressed by.

"It was the chance to put two victories together and we took it. Getting an away win, and then trying to back it up with a home victory in the following game, is difficult. But we capitalised on that away victory."

Meanwhile, Bobby Johnstone last night became the latest in a long line of former Hibs player to be inducted into the SFA's Hall of Fame at a gala dinner at Hampden. Johnstone is the final member of Hibs' Famous Five forward line to be honoured with Lawrie Reilly, Gordon Smith, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond having been inducted in previous years.

He was one of six new entrants to the Hall of Fame last night, alongside former Celtic skipper Paul McStay, Motherwell manager Craig Brown, ex Hibs and Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram, former Dundee United defender David Narey and respected referee Tom "Tiny" Wharton.