Football: CHANTS WOULD BE A FINE THING; Under-Fire Williamson Vows to Win over Angry Hibs Fans

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Byline: HUGH KEEVINS

BOBBY WILLIAMSON last night insisted he can make Hibs fans change their tune by shouting his name from the rafters.

Williamson was the target for the boo boys again on Wednesday as his side crashed 4- 1 to Dunfermline.

A furious section of the crowd taunted him with songs of support for previous boss Franck Sauzee.

But Williamson refuses to bow to the pressure brought on by just one win in six games and bottom spot in the table.

The Hibs boss admits fans are entitled to vent their frustration as long as it's aimed at the dug-out and not the pitch.

And he's determined to turn his club's fortunes around to the extent it's his name being sung in the stands rather than Sauzee's.

Williamson, who faces the massive job of lifting his troops for tomorrow's clash with Celtic at Parkhead, said: "I am still hopeful that one day the Hibs fans will chant my name.

"The fans are entitled to complain because we've only won one of our first six league games. They have been used to better times and Hibs are going through a transitional period.

"I have to prove myself to them and I have to come through this by proving myself to myself. I know what I am doing is right but everybody goes through spells when they can't buy a result.

"And I can't blame a transfer window that prevents me from doing deals that might help the club because every team is in the same position."

Williamson has had to live with the spectre of Sauzee since taking over from the Frenchman last February.

Even on his first day the fans belted out Sauzee's name despite the fact his 69 days in charge produced just one win, six draws and eight defeats. …