Forest a real ‘test’ for Hibs

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PAT FENLON believes that Nottingham Forest will provide his side with the perfect warm-up to their Europa League qualifier.

Hibs fly out to play a Gibraltar select at Victoria Park on the British territory on Wednesday, July 3, before travelling across the border to take on Billy Davies’ side in Vila Real de Santo Antonio in Portugal a few days later.

That game against Forest comes less than two weeks before they are due to play their European match and Fenlon is certain that the Championship outfit will be a real workout.

Fenlon said: “Forest will be an excellent test as we build towards our Europa League qualifiers.”

It has also been confirmed that Fenlon’s side will take on Dumbarton – managed by former Easter Road skipper Ian Murray – at the Bet Butler Stadium on Saturday, June 29.