Hibs 'have already moved on' from Aberdeen loss - Montgomery

Hibs manager Nick Montgomery insists that his side will not let their Viaplay Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen affect them moving forward.

Hibs travel to Paisley to face St Mirren in Scottish Premiership action on Wednesday, looking to end a six-game winless run in all competitions.

Despite their recent poor results, Montgomery believes that their fortunes will turn around if they "stick to the plan".

“We’ve already moved on from that game,” he said of the semi-final. “Obviously it really hurt because I thought we were the better team and decisions didn’t go our way but every stat was in our favour except the one that really matters – putting the ball in the back of the net.

“We were one of the four teams that got to the semi-final and unfortunately we didn’t make the final but that’s in the past now so it’s about focusing on St Mirren.

“We have to stick to the plan and keep doing what we’re doing and the results will come. I’m confident of that.”

Montgomery also praised the club's academy products after defender Rory Whittaker and attacker Josh Landers, both aged 16, finished the game at Hampden.

“We’ve got some good young players at the club,” Montgomery added. “Everybody knows about Rory. He’s a very good young talent and he’s now come on at Ibrox, he’s come on in the semi-final, he’s played at Easter Road, so he’s gaining experience.

“Josh is a young attacking player full of energy who has been doing well in the under-18s. We’re light on bodies at the minute but that’s not the reason they’ve come in, they’ve come in because I believe in them.

“They are the future of the club. The experience they’ll get from that is going to be vital for them moving forward. As a club we’re really proud of that and as a coach, to give a debut to a young player that’s come through the academy is a really special thing."