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Lennon: Hibernian need better strikers

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Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has slammed his side’s lack of firepower up front and has called for a major overhaul of the squad.

Hibernian dropped to eighth in the Scottish league table after their 1-0 home defeat to Hearts on Saturday.

Speaking after the loss, Hibernian boss Lennon criticized the club’s recruitment has been poor and slammed his attacking players.

“Our center forwards are not playing well enough,” Lennon told Sky Sports.

“That has been a bugbear of mine for a while.

“We need to try and bring better ones in, it’s as simple as that. We’re not scoring enough goals or wanting to score enough goals.

We had plenty [of chances] in the game [against Hearts]. Plenty of balls flashed across the box. We don’t react to a lot of things.

“We’re not physical enough or creative enough and tonight is a prime example.

“We lost some really good players last year. We sold players for money and if we want to have an impact on the top six, or even the top four, then we need to replace those players.

“We need robust players as well. I’m fed up with the injuries. Soft injuries. Player breaking down, breaking down, breaking down. It’s almost every week someone is crying about an injury.”