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LENNON CONFIRMS BAIN INTEREST

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NEIL LENNON has admitted he will attempt to lure Celtic’s on-loan keeper Scott Bain to Hibs in the summer.

The 26-year-old shotstopper, who agreed an emergency move to the champions in January, comes out of contract at Dundee in June.

And former Hoops boss Lennon wants to pounce at the end of the campaign.

Bain was snapped up by Brendan Rodgers following Craig Gordon’s knee injury in the 1-0 win over the Edinburgh outfit on January 27.

He made a dramatic debut in the 3-2 win at Ibrox at the weekend after Dorus de Vries injured an ankle in training the previous day.

Celtic have yet to decide on whether or not they will offer a long-term deal, but Lennon has confirmed he will look to take the keeper to Easter Road.

Bain was at Hibs on loan from Dundee before going to the champions with Scott Allan then allowed to quit the Tayside outfit to agree a temporary switch to the Leith outfit.

Lennon said: “It was good to see Scotty play so well on Sunday. It was a great experience for him and he handled the occasion very well. For an Old Firm (sic) debut, it was very good.

“He looked very assured and he had a bit of luck, if you want to call it that, at the end when he recovered well from the Alfredo Morelos rebound.

“There is an interest from us and we made sure Scotty realised that before he left.

“Even in the short time he was here, we were very impressed with the way he was around the place and his attitude in training and the attributes he has.”

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