HIBS boss Neil Lennon saluted hat-trick hero Florian Kamberi following the 3-1 win over Hamilton Accies last night.

The Easter Road gaffer admitted the Swiss forward, on loan from Sion, has shown the right attitude since arriving on trial with the Edinburgh outfit.

Lennon said: “I’m delighted with Flo and what he’s brought to the team. His first goal was magnificent and we needed that response after going behind early.

“He’s got good pace and his work-rate is phenomenal. There’s no doubt he’s made us better. He has surprised me. His goal record was not great, but the way he brings players into the game is great. I like his mobility, attitude and touch.

“We’ve an option to buy and we will be considering that over the next few weeks. But performances like that do him no harm. He’s done well and he’s really enjoying life here.”

Lennon’s side’s win extended the gap on fifth-placed Kilmarnock to nine points and brought them within a point of Rangers.

The Irishman revealed his attention was focused on Aberdeen, now four points ahead in the runners-up spot.

He added: “We are firmly in the mix for second, but we are not getting carried away. Aberdeen have been up there for years and had a good win at Motherwell.

“Rangers are like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what to expect. But they still have quality. I’m just delighted to be in the race.”

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