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LENNY THREATENS TO QUIT HIBS

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NEIL LENNON has threatened to quit Hibs following the disappointment of the 2-1 defeat against Hearts at Tynecastle last night.

The Easter Road boss was fuming after the game and labelled his players “unprofessional” after the defeat that ended their hopes of finishing the best of the rest behind Celtic.

Lennon’s side will now have to beat Sevco Rangers by six goals when they meet in Edinburgh on Sunday if they even hope to get third spot.

The former Hoops gaffer, who is under contract until 20120, said: “I would have been disappointed with a draw, the way we played. It wasn’t enough.

“We’ll try to win Sunday and finish on a high, but I will consider my position over the summer.

“Why? Just in general. My own personal aims and ambitions. I can’t watch that in derbies. It’s not good enough. We’ve got a board meeting next week. So, we’ll see. Nothing lasts forever, but I’ve been here two years, made great strides.

“But I’ve got to think about myself. Maybe I’m a bit over-emotional, but fourth isn’t good enough.”

Lennon added: “It’s not based on this result. I consider my position every year, whether it’s at Celtic or Bolton.

“No, I don’t feel I’ve taken this club as far as I can. But do I want to do it? I have to think about that. It will come down to a lot. The squad is going to be different. We’ve a lot of work to do, obviously.

“But we’re not moving in the direction, the right way, at the minute. That may change.

“We had a great opportunity to go into Sunday with everything to play for. But we did not meet the challenge.

“We’ve played tough games really well all season. But if they’re not going to listen to me, I’m not getting message through, maybe someone else should come in and they will listen to him.

“I can’t accept players slipping over because they don’t have right footwear. That’s amateur stuff. Not defending set-plays. Amateur stuff. We had three good chances, but didn’t have the gumption or stomach to make the difference.

“We threw it away. Unprofessional. Not good enough.

“I told players to make sure they had the right footwear on. The pitch was perfect, but hard underneath. And, five minutes into game, three players slip over under duress. Then they’re uncomfortable, not sure-footed.

“However, the game hinges on a set-play. Another bugbear.”

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