Neil Lennon has disclosed that he is looking forward to returning to Easter Road as Celtic boss.

Lennon, appointed as Celtic interim boss this week, left Hibs in January, but is making a swift return to Edinburgh in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Saturday night.

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Lennon is looking forward to the game and the reception he will get at Easter Road.

“It will be a bit surreal going back so early but I’m ready for it, I’m prepared for it. I know what’s required” he told the Edinburgh Evening News.

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Interestingly, Lennon’s Hibs defeated Celtic 2-0 in December the last time the teams met at Easter Road. A similar performance from Hibs on Saturday would give them a great chance of reaching the semi-final.

Hibs should be full of confidence going into the game. Paul Heckingbottom has won all of his games in charge since taking over from Lennon.

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Most recently, the Easter Road side recovered from going 1-0 down and being reduced to 10 men to defeat St Johnstone 2-1.

Marc McNulty was the hero against St Johnstone with two goals. He will be vital to the Hibernian cause against Celtic.

The match has all the makings of being a thriller, and it would not be a shock if a replay was required to separate the sides.

 

 

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