Nick Montgomery spoke to the media after leading his side to a 2-0 victory against Aberdeen and a third win on the bounce. Here's all he had to say...

Barry Robson said Aberdeen were by the far the better team... do you agree?

"I'd agree they played really well; I thought they were quite aggressive in terms of good balls forward into the box that we didn't deal with at times but I wouldn't say they were the better team.  He’s probably disappointed they didn’t get anything out of the game. I thought David Marshall was outstanding.

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“But on the reverse, if you remember the semi-final we were by far the better team and we lost 1-0, so I’d say they were good, and I’ll say that it probably wasn’t our prettiest performance."

How big is it for you to have got three wins in a row?

“It’s important we get some momentum. It’s two clean sheets in three games. We conceded a late goal last week, but three wins on the bounce is good. We’re going into a tough Christmas period, so is everybody.

“You can see the squad depth has been tested, we have 16-year-old Rory Whittaker making his home debut and for a 16-year-old starting a game of that magnitude he showed massive promise for the future. We have quite a few young players in the squad and hopefully we can get some more players back in January and February.

“But today was a real solid performance. We have to thank Davie Marshall, he is a top-class goalkeeper. I said that when I came to the club and nothing has changed. He stood strong, had some big moments. I thought the penalty save summed up his performance."

He's almost as old as you, but he brings a calmness to the team...

“He’s not as old as me, he’s about four years younger! But it feels like he has been around a long time but you need a calm head at the back.

“Today wasn’t our best performance although in patches it was very good. But at times we lost concentration. We know they’re a direct team and sometimes you need to win a little ugly and I thought we did that to keep the clean sheet."

How important is it to have people like David in the squad?

“It’s vitally important you have good characters in the team and you’re not going to get more experienced than David. He’s had a lot of stick in the past but he’s a top-class goalkeeper and he showed that today.

“We also had chances we could have put away but 2-0, clean sheet, going into a tough period, I’m definitely happy with the result.”

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Dylan Vente was on the scoresheet at long last?

"I said to Dylan last week, I was unaware it had been nine games since he’d scored a goal because he works so hard for the team. He's created lots of assists but I think he deserved that today and breaks a little bit of a cycle and now he’s not go that on his mind because we know he can score, know he can assist and I thought he worked really hard today. 

"It’s good to have Christian Doidge back fit and coming off the bench because we've been a little bit light in the past couple of weeks."

There's a big challenge coming up...

"Yeah - they're all big challenges. There's a big game on Wednesday, but we will dust ourselves down, recover, and make sure we are well prepared going into Wednesday’s game."

How much progress do you feel you and Hibs have made so far?

"I think we’ve been progressing steadily over the last ten or eleven weeks. Again, you’re going to have a couple of ups and downs; we’ve had times where we’ve played really, really well, dominated games, but then conceded late goals. 

"But today I think we showed that resilient side to us - big blocks, big moments in and around the 18-yard box where we stood strong; stopped shots and stopped crosses but as a group we’ve come a long way. 

"I think we’ve shown real togetherness. Going to Dundee, it’s not an easy place but we got three points and three points again at home today when all the expectation was to get three points, and we delivered that today. But there's plenty of improvement to make. 

"We’ve definitely got players to come back hopefully around the December, January, February period that will give us a deeper squad depth than what we’ve got at the minute, but it's fantastic for the young players to be getting the experiences. I'm really happy for Rory today on his home debut, I'm really happy for him."

How important was it to win today going into the run of away games before Christmas?

"Every win is important and momentum is something that, when you’ve got one win, hopefully you can keep that momentum. But you can’t get complacent. We’ve got a lot of work to do, we've got to continue to work hard on the training ground and we can only give our best version of ourselves every game.

"I thought today it probably wasn’t our best performance but in terms of the togetherness and the resilience to see the game out, and take the clean sheet and three points, I thought we showed that in abundance today."

Was Vente's goal a set move, or was it a spur of the moment thing?

"We’ve got good players. When they identify opportunities to go long or go short that’s up to them. We work in training, it's not a simple game: you have to see the pictures, make the movements and make the passes but I thought it was a fantastic first goal, unselfish from Martin Boyle to roll his teammate in."