Former Hibernian boss Neil Lennon is hopeful of receiving a good reaction from fans on his return to Easter Road.

Lennon, who left Hibs last month, returns to his old club on Saturday as interim Celtic boss in the Scottish Cup quarter-final.

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And Lennon has revealed that he is slightly nervous about his return.

“A bit of trepidation. I hope I get a decent reception, I’d like to think so” he told Edinburgh Live.

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He also praised the job done by his replacement at Easter Road, Paul Heckingbottom.

“They’ve obviously made a good choice Hibs – made a good decision! They’re playing well and winning games so it’s going to be a tough game again.”

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It will be interesting to see the type of reaction Lennon receives on the day.

You would imagine that it would be a fairly warm one. Despite leaving Easter Road under fairly mysterious circumstances, Lennon overall did a good job for Hibs.

He won promotion in his first season, and managed to qualify for Europe in his second year with the club. He also picked up notable victories over Hearts, Celtic and Rangers.

Lennon will probably briefly acknowledge the Hibs fans at the start of the game, then get on with looks to be a massive quarter-final. Both Hibs and Lennon are looking forward to the future, and that is how it should be.



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