HIBS boss Neil Lennon saw his team lose 1-0 to Hearts at Tynecastle last night  – and vowed to raid the transfer market next month.

The Irishman slammed his shot-shy outfit and said: “Our centre-forwards are not playing well enough. That has been a bugbear of mine for a while.

“We need to try and bring better ones in, it’s as simple as that. We’re not scoring enough goals or wanting to score enough goals.

“We had plenty of chances in the game. Plenty of ball flashed across the box, but we don’t react to a lot of things.

“We’re not physical enough or creative enough and this was a prime example.”

Asked if he thought Hibs required a major overhaul, the Easter Road gaffer replied: “I think so, yeah. I do.

“We lost some really good players last year. We sold players for money and if we want to have an impact on the top six, or even the top four, then we need to replace those players.

“We need robust players, as well. I’m fed up with the injuries. Soft injuries. It’s almost every week someone is crying about an injury.”

Lennon added: “We’re looking to bring two or three players, particularly in the final third, to give the fans excitement.

“I want them to be excited coming here, I don’t think at the moment they’re getting that.”

Hibs beat champions Celtic 2-0 for only their second win in nine games and then drew twice with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in an erratic campaign.

It’s not going to be dull around Leith next month, that’s for sure!


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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