Nick Montgomery accepts Hibs fan fury after tensions boiled over from Ross County collapse

Nick Montgomery was forced to front up to Hibs' raging fans after they surrendered another lead to lose at Ross County.

The manager and his players lost 2-1 despite having a Myziane Maolida goal advantage in the first-half and at full-time they heard the boos and frustration from the stands. Montgomery and his stars made their way towards the away section to applaud the punters who made the journey to Dingwall but were told in no uncertain terms how the support felt with angry reactions.

Montgomery refused to hide away from the disappointment and accepted fan frustrations but he was not happy with the "avoidable" goals conceded which helped him understand the furore more.

"It wasn’t really a conversation," he said. "I understand the fans are frustrated. They travelled today, we travelled today, so you understand that.

“At 1-1 it looks like we’re going to win the game, but it turns on a mistake and the frustration comes. It’s a cumulative frustration because we’ve been here too many times this season. We’ve dominated many games and not taken our chances this season, and given away poor goals, and that was another two poor goals today. We can’t excuse the goals we gave away – really, really poor goals, totally avoidable.

“They were avoidable in a game where we could have comfortably taken three points, but credit to Ross County for battling, knocking direct balls and punishing us for it. We appreciate the fans’ effort to travel up here, and we went a little bit closer to them at full time to show them that we appreciate the support. I’m not going to tell you stuff that was said because there was obviously frustration. But we know that we should have won the game.”