Lennon explains how he wants to improve Hibernian squad

Former Bolton manager Neil Lennon before the match

Hibernian will expect to achieve promotion to the Scottish Premiership following the appointment of Neil Lennon.

Bolton manager Neil LennonHibernian manager Neil Lennon wants to bring in multiple signings

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has stated his intentions regarding the club's transfer activity when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports.

The former Celtic boss was handed the reins at Easter Road earlier this month following the departure of Alan Stubbs, and after their failure to gain promotion last term, Lennon told Sky Sports how he wants to strengthen his squad, while admitting interest in Scott McDonald and Grant Holt.

Scott McDonald celebrates scoring Celtic's first goalLennon admitted his interest in former Celtic star Scott McDonald

"There's interest in both players, but that's all there is at the moment," he said. "They're two players that I know having worked with both of them, and I know they would make us better. We could do with a bit of physicality in the team, so we're looking at a centre-forward, a centre-half and a goalkeeper."

Despite wanting to make additions to his forward line, Lennon is confident the club can hold on to their star man Jason Cummings, after holding talks with the marksman regarding his future.

"I had a chat with him and his representatives last week which was very positive so," Lennon added. "He was a big player last year, he's a goalscorer and they're hard to find."

Hibernian's Jason Cummings scores their first goal from the penalty spotLennon is confident the club can keep hold of Jason Cummings 

The pressure will certainly be on Lennon, as he look stop return Hibs to the Scottish top flight. With the absence of Rangers, the Edinburgh club have been made 11/8 favourites to win the league by betting company William Hill.

Lennon went on to explain how he wants to act promptly in the transfer market before their pre-season is in full swing.

"We're in talks with a couple of players, hopefully we can get those over the line within the next few days," he said.

Hibs kick their season off away to Falkirk on August 6, as they begin their quest to join Scotland's elite.

Former Bolton manager Neil Lennon before the matchLennon will be under pressure to bring success to Hibs and achieve promotion to the Scottish Premiership

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