RYAN Porteous admits he should have done better for the goal that sent Celtic on their way to victory on Sunday – but insists Hibernian will continue to be “brave” on the ball.

With the game deadlocked at 0-0, Porteous coughed up possession under pressure from Odsonne Edouard, who played in Jeremie Fringpong for the opener six minutes from half-time.

A slack pass from Scott Allan was the Easter Road side’s undoing in the second half when Edouard added the second in the Scottish champions’ comfortable 2-0 victory.

Winger Martin Boyle confessed Jack Ross’s men played into Celtic’s hands but Porteous believes it was a failure in execution, not tactics.

He said: “For the first goal, it comes to me and I probably shouldn’t have let him turn and then it gets caught in my feet.

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“I maybe should have just hooked it away. It’s not the way I like to defend or the team likes to defend going to places [like Celtic]. It should be no-nonsense at times.

“But you’ve got to be brave on the ball at times and take responsibility, and I think the whole defence did that throughout the whole game.

“We tried to play. It never worked but we’ve got to learn from it.”

The loss was the second since Ross took the reins six games ago and Hibs have another huge task ahead as they prepare to host on-form Rangers on Friday night.

Porteous insists it could prove the perfect match to bounce back, but only if they perform to a higher standard.

He added: “We’ll go into that game and take real positives from that and hopefully get the win. “It doesn’t matter who you’re playing in the league, you want to play on the front foot, score goals and keep clean sheets – and, ultimately, we never did that [on Sunday].”