Neil Lennon

Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon has praised the supporters for motivating the team ahead of tonight’s top of the table cash with Dundee United.

Hibs have sold over 3000 tickets for the game which is live on BT Sport and Lennon insists that the pressure will be on the home team as they need a result to keep pace with the league leaders.

He also revealed that he is looking to strengthen the midfield area after losing both John McGinn and Fraser Fyvie to injury.

Speaking to Hibs TV, Lennon said: “”I think our away support have been amazing, as have the home support. Our away form has been very good this season – that’s no coincidence because of the support we’re getting.

“At every ground we have almost filled, and more, the away end, and I expect the Hibs fans to make plenty of noise tomorrow night.

“It really motivates the team and I think the layers enjoy playing in front of that sort of support.

“It’s always an extra edge when it’s under the lights, first against second and it’s set up to be a really good game. It creates a buzz for the supporters but we are not getting caught up in the hype.

“Both teams are in good form and have shown consistency over the last couple of months.

“We still want to be top of the league when we come out of the game and extend that lead if we can but we will have to be at our best.

“For me it’s just another game.

“The pressure is on Dundee United more than it is on us.  They have to keep in touch with us. If they win the game we are probably still top of the league on goal difference  but if we win then all of a sudden there is a six point gap.

“Losing John (McGinn) and Fraser (Fyvie) is a huge blow for us as they have been integral to the way we have been playing the last four or five games but it’s an opportunity for other payers to c0me in. We still have Marvin (Bartley), Dylan (McGeouch) and Scott Martin to come into the thinking but it’s an area we may have to add to whether it be now or in January and we are actively looking to do that.

“Defensively we have been playing very well and we are scoring goals now and look a threat going forward.