Report: Lennon considering bringing Scott McDonald to Hibernian

Stephen McManus celebrates with Scott McDonald after scoring the second goal for Motherwell

Scott Mcdonald is a free agent after his contract expired with Motherwell.

Scott McDonald celebrates scoring Celtic's first goalFormer Celtic star Scott McDonald is rumoured to be high on Neil Lennon's Hibs wish-list

The Edinburgh Evening News are reporting that Neil Lennon is considering bringing out-of-contract Scott McDonald to Easter Road, as he looks to prioritise a proven goalscorer in his search for new players.

The 32-year-old Australian is now a free agent, after spending the last 18 months at Motherwell, and would be fantastic addition to Lennon's squad.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil LennonHibernian manager Neil Lennon is looking to add fire-power to his squad

McDonald enjoyed a successful three-year spell at Celtic that ended in 2010. He won a league title and a league cup, before being moved on to English Championship side Middlesbrough. Lennon was not actually in charge of Celtic when Mcdonald's sale was sanctioned, so there is every chance he could still make a move for the veteran marksman.

McDonald's pedigree in Scottish football is unquestionable. In 307 appearances for Motherwell and Celtic combined he scored 128 goals.

Millwall's Scott McDonald shoots at goal McDonald has had spells in England including a stint at Millwall

Hibs were out-scored by both Falkirk and Rangers last term, so Lennon will be looking to beef up his attack, especially after the departure of Anthony Stokes, who was on loan at Easter Road.

The Edinburgh Evening News do go on to suggest that Motherwell manager Mark McGhee would like to keep McDonald, but Lennon's desperate need of a striker should sway things in his favour. The newspaper also report that there are other un-named parties interested in signing the Australian.

McDonald would surely be a hit at Easter Road, and would undoubtedly aid Hibs' push for promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Scott McDonald celebrates scoring Celtic's first goalWould McDonald be able to produce the goods for Hibs, should a move materialise?

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