Nick Montgomery under huge Hibs pressure as dire Aberdeen defeat sees flops jeered off by fizzing fans

Hibs boss Nick Montgomery is fighting for his job
Hibs boss Nick Montgomery is fighting for his job -Credit:SNS Group

Pressure is mounting on Hibs boss Nick Montgomery after Aberdeen cruised to their first win at Easter Road since August 2020.

The Dons romped to an impressive 4-0 victory in Edinburgh to leapfrog the struggling Hibees and Motherwell into seventh spot. Leighton Clarkson broke the deadlock on the half hour mark with a stunning strike from distance before Dante Polvara doubled the visitors' advantage just before half-time.

Bojan Miovski then got in on the act as he scored his 25th goal of the campaign before 16-year-old debutant Fletcher Boyd rounded off a morale-boosting victory for the visitors as they moved into pole position to finish best of the rest in the bottom six.

For Hibs, it was another miserable afternoon as Montgomery's side were consigned to back-to-back defeats after last week's 2-1 loss at Ross County. The result also sees the capital outfit slide to ninth in the table - a staggering 24 points behind city rivals Hearts who have cemented third and European football.

Hibs fans vented their fury at full-time as they booed their flops off the park and the defeat will do Montgomery no favours as he attempts to convince the Easter Road board that he's still the right man for the job. Monty was given a stay of execution last month by club chiefs last month as they vowed to carry out a full review of the club’s football structure.

But the ex-Central Coast Mariners boss - who replaced Lee Johnson in the hotseat in September - is now fighting to save his job as the Hibees prepare to undertake a significant rebuild in the summer with the help of new investor Bill Foley.