Neil Lennon: Any January Hibs deal for Scott Allan will go right to the wire

Neil Lennon wants to reinforce his Hibs squad further. Pic: SNS
Neil Lennon wants to reinforce his Hibs squad further. Pic: SNS
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Hibs head coach Neil Lennon expects any deal to sign Celtic midfielder Scott Allan in January ahead of his pre-contract move in the summer to be done at the end of the transfer window.

Allan agreed a three-year contract with Hibs last week which comes into effect at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, but Hibs are trying to strike a deal with Celtic to bring him in for the second half of this season.

When asked whether Hibs had reached an agreement with Celtic for an immediate transfer, Lennon said: “I don’t know where we are with that. Obviously that might go to the last couple of days of the window, I would imagine.”

Hibs have also made enquiries about a loan deal for winger Celtic Lewis Morgan, but when asked whether he had any news on the move, Lennon responded: “No, nothing. I think he may be available to go out on loan. He’s the type of player that we like and with [Martin] Boyle being out, we need a replacement. We’re looking at not only Lewis but a few other options as well.”

Lennon is also keen to add a striker to his squad and reiterated that Hibs “are still looking for that type of player”.