Dundee United boss Goodwin seeking better fortune against Hibernian

Goodwin lost his job after his Aberdeen side lost heavily to Hibs.

Dundee United boss Jim Goodwin seeking better fortune against Hibernian SNS Group

Dundee United boss Jim Goodwin lost his job the last time he faced Hibernian but is hoping for a better outcome when the Leith side visit Tannadice on Sunday.

The Irishman departed Aberdeen in January in the immediate wake of a humbling 6-0 defeat to Hibs at Easter Road.

Goodwin got back in the saddle with the Terrors by signing a short-term deal on March 1 with a view to keeping United in the cinch Premiership.

The Taysiders are bottom of the table, two points behind Ross County, and the former Alloa and St Mirren manager is still looking for his first win after two defeats and two draws but he is seeking better fortune against Hibs.

He said: “That isn’t my fondest memory of my career to date. It was a very difficult time for me. Hibs were very good on the day, unfortunately my Aberdeen team, not so good.

“This is a completely different situation. A different group of players, we have Hibs on our own patch where we have actually done very well in the four games since I have been in.

“We have had two at home and both performances against Aberdeen and St Mirren were excellent, in fact, in the last home game against St Mirren we should have won the game but for a ridiculous penalty decision that was awarded against us.

“People have spoken enough about that poor decision but we have got good confidence within the group.

“I know people on the outside looking in might think we don’t have any reason to feel that way but I certainly see a group of players that are giving their all during the week and they are really determined to try to turn this around.

“And we haven’t given up hope or belief and we certainly won’t stop fighting right to the end. They have worked extremely hard this week in training as you would imagine.

“We are all looking forward to the game on Sunday. It is a good opportunity for the players, live on the telly, to show how good they are and to show what this means to them and how desperate they are to turn things around.”

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