Hibs head coach Nick Montgomery was delighted to see his side keep a clean sheet against Celtic at Easter Road.

His side was heavily criticised following a tame performance in a 4-0 defeat at Ibrox the previous weekend.

And Montgomery was over the moon to see his charges put right the errors that cost them in their visit to Govan.

“I’m extremely proud of the effort the boys put in,” he said.

“You are talking about a team that went toe to toe with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. I watched that game and I thought they were excellent. I thought we contained a lot of their threats, and they have a lot of them.

“We defended really well, resolute when we neeed to be, and I thought we had the best chance of the game other than the crossbar incident at the end.

“At times we played some good stuff, the boys were brave and courageous at the back. It was a massive team effort.

“What we didn’t get right last week was defending those transition moments. When we lost the ball, we were slow to react, and the difference today was we defended as a team.”