Two penalties from Lewis Ferguson and a goal from Vicente Besuijenith moved them within two points to sixth place and four points to fourth place and they have now won against Dundee and Ross County in the last two games before the breakup were able to nonetheless catapult into competition.
“Two wins are the goal. I don’t want to think that four points is enough,” Goodwin said.
“I’ve told the players before that we can’t influence what happened ahead of today’s game – but we can have a real impact on how the season goes.
“And I feel like we can find a way to make amends and give back that little bit of pride in our team to the fans.
“If we win the next two games that will give us 41 points, which might be just enough but we still need a favor or two.
“The top three teams were the best teams in the country.
“But it’s really lacked consistency from any other team in the league and a team our size with the squad we have and the quality that’s available to us shouldn’t be in that position.
“But we can do it right and restore some pride.”
It was Goodwin’s first win since taking charge of Pittodrie last month.
“I’m very happy about this first victory, it’s been a long time coming,” he continued. “I don’t think all the performances were terrible, if I’m being honest.
“We’ve had a really good couple of weeks with the players and their attitude and commitment in training has been excellent, which is exactly what we wanted.
“And it means we still have a chance as a group to make amends for the season.
“There are still many improvements to be made, let’s not get carried away. We’re still in a terrible position in the league but like I said we have time to turn things around and we’re looking forward to the next game against Dundee.”
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https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/hibs/well-still-need-one-or-two-favours-what-jim-goodwin-had-to-say-on-aberdeens-win-over-hibs-3618799 ‘We still need a favor or two’ – what Jim Goodwin had to say on Aberdeen’s win over Hibs