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Neil Lennon: Hibs are going for second in Premiership

The newly promoted side want to be "best of the rest" next season.

Neil Lennon is hoping there's much to celebrate next season.
Neil Lennon is hoping there's much to celebrate next season. SNS

Neil Lennon says Hibernian's intention next season is to finish second in the Premiership.

The newly promoted side will take part in Scotland's top flight after a three-year absence. They were relegated in the play-off final on penalties in May 2014. 

Lennon is setting his targets high and believes the club could finish "best of the rest" if they prepare well enough during the summer break. 

Speaking on BT Sport's Scottish Football Extra show, the Hibs manager was asked if his side could finish second and above Edinburgh rivals Hearts.

"That's the intention," he responded. "It's important we keep momentum. 

"What the players have shown over the last two years, particularly in the cup competitions when they've played against Premiership opposition, they can certainly hold their own if not better."

When asked if second place was realistic for Hibs he continued: "I think it depends how well we recruit. 

"We've had a good look at Aberdeen this season, we've played Hearts over two games and they are teams who are there or thereabouts. I think Rangers will be stronger next season. 

"Our challenge is first of all top six then can we progress from there but I want to finish best of the rest."

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