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CONFIRMED: LUSTIG RETURNS

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NEIL LENNON has brought back Mikael Lustig to his starting line-up for the Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Hibs at Easter Road this evening.

The Swede has been on the sidelines since he hirpled off at half-time in the 2-0 win against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on February 3.

On-loan Borussia Dortmund right-back Jeremy Toljan took his place and has been in the No.2 position ever since.

Lustig made a cameo appearance in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle when he came on for the German in the fading moments.

Odsonne Edouard, who netted the stoppage-time points-clincher in Edinburgh, also comes into the starting 11.

Teenage midfielder Ewan Henderson, who has played superbly in the games against Motherwell and the Edinburgh outfit, takes a place on the substitutes’ bench for this crucial Cup confrontation against Lennon’s former club.

Dedryck Boyata is also in central defence after recovering from his knock against Craig Levein’s outfit.

TEAM: Bain; Lustig, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, Bitton; Forrest, Edouard, Sinclair; Burke. Subs: Gordon, Toljan, Hendry, Hayes, Henderson, Johnston, Weah

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