Pat Fenlon believes there is only one way to get supporters back at Easter Road – by beating Hearts.
Hibs are without a win against their Edinburgh rivals in 11 matches but have a chance to put a stop to the rot on Sunday when John McGlynn’s men come calling.
Hearts won four out of four of the capital clashes last season, including a 5-1 thrashing in the Scottish Cup final – but Fenlon believes he has the ingredients for derby joy this term.
Fenlon said: “They’ve had the upper hand with a more experience team and they’ve bullied us a little bit.
“We need to be in their faces and letting them know they’re in a game.
“It shouldn’t be a physical thing – the best player on the pitch in last season’s games was Ian Black and he’s not much bigger than me.
“It’s not all about physicality it’s about mental strength and attitude going in to games.
“It’s all about results. Supporters want to see changes things happening around the club but they want to see us beat Hearts. That’s how we get people back.”