Hibs boss John Collins heaped praise upon keeper Zbigniew Malkowski after the Pole bounced-back from some disappointing performances to shine during today’s (Sat, Nov 11) win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Malkowski has received a lot of criticism so far this season as Hibernian have let points slip on more than one occasion. However, he kept the score at 0-0 today with superb saves from Craig Dargo and Roy McBain, before showing his delight by punching the air.
The 28-year-old then kept Hibs in the lead after Steven Fletcher fired the home side into the lead after 65 minutes and, after Caley Thistle keeper Mark Brown was red-carded for bringing down Chris Killen, who then converted the subsequent penalty, Malkowski was able to look back on an good afternoon’s work.
After the match, Collins said: ‘I want to heap praise on our goalkeeper. He has come in for a bit of criticism even before I arrived but he has responded in the perfect way with two terrific saves.
‘My job is to give him confidence and he was very down last Monday after the press had a pop at him after the Kilmarnock game. I told him that as long as I was picking him he should be happy.
‘In fairness, it wasn’t a glaring error against Kilmarnock and he was unlucky that it cost us a late goal but the way he responded has pleased me.’
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