Nick Montgomery Hibs writing on wall as 'majority' of fans want change

Kris Boyd reckons the writing is on the wall for Nick Montgomery at Hibs with most supporters wanting him gone.

The Hibees had their latest disappointing result at the weekend as they lost to second bottom Ross County. It comes after they finished in the bottom six with the board admitting results weren't good enough and hinting the post-split results would be monitored with the manager's job potentially at risk.

A full review of the football department was to be carried out and the statement released made it clear Montgomery had been told results must improve. Since the split there was a decent away win at St Johnstone before Saturday's setback in Dingwall. The Easter Road men host fellow underachievers Aberdeen next.

The boss' future has been the topic of plenty of debate with some feeling he should be given more time. Boyd takes the opposite view.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: "I know people will say he’s only had one transfer window but I touched on it a few weeks ago, where do Hibs go from here? If you go and bring in players, whether Nick Montgomery or the hierarchy are bringing them in I don’t know, I am sure Hibs fans would love to know as well.

"Some have played some haven’t played. Do you go and back another manager who is already getting pelters from the fans for five six games into the new season if it doesn’t start well, you sack him and you are back to square one with a transfer window shut?

"I feel sorry for Nick Montgomery and I know you can’t continue to sack managers. At the same time, Hibs need to get a grip of this situation.”

The Kilmarnock and Rangers hero feels the majority of fans have turned against Montgomery which is tough to come back from.

He added: "For me, nine times out of 10 when a fanbase go, you know what is going to happen. Go and put a poll out with the Hibs fans right now and I bet the majority of Hibs fans would want him to go.

“Circumstances have changed. There is a big investment into the football club. If the owner of Bournemouth is putting in that money, are they wanting Hibs in the bottom six? You then are speaking about on the pitch success. That’s what Hibs fans were told in the statement that was released.

"What is success, bottom six? For Hibs? Who we all hear are a big club? You don’t want to see managers lose their job but the fanbase is gone and if you start next season with five or six games where they don’t pick up points, then the writing is on the wall.”