AFTER watching his side lose a league match for the first time this season Mark Warburton reckons he will have no problem in getting his players lifted and ready to face Alloa Athletic on Saturday.

The Light Blues were dominant against Hibernian but left Easter Road on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline, leaving them still top of the Championship having won their opening 11 matches.

And when asked how how much of a job he will have picking his players up for Saturday, the manager responded: “We’re only five points clear. That’s the job, and at the start of the season if we had asked any of our if they would have taken that, I think they would.

We’re disappointed as it should be a lot more. I’m repeating myself, but we will play a lot worse than that and come away with three points this season.”

One concern from the afternoon however was the defending of the corner that lead to Hibs winning goal, although Warburton was pleased as to his players’ response to both that and an earlier chance for Jason Cummings.

He added: “We’ve got to defend the set-piece. They had two chances – the set-piece and the long ball. We lost our shape in the middle of the park – but we corrected it and Rob and Dom stood up and dealt with it, Danny likewise.”

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