The Hibs’ first team squad return to pre-season training at East Mains this morning as preparations begin for the 2018/19 season.

Most of the squad will turn up for testing and fitness work, with all eyes geared towards the upcoming Europa League campaign and the first league match of the season.

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds of the Europa League takes place at noon (UK time) on Wednesday in Nyon Switzerland.

Hibs will be seeded in the opening round and should they progress they could face top sides such as Sevilla or Besiktas.

Neil Lennon has already targeted reaching the group stages which would be a money spinner for the club.

A number of the group were on international duty at the end of the season and have been given an extended break as a result, while goalkeeper Ofir Marciano is receiving treatment for an injury back home in Israel.

New signing Flo Kamberi will also join up with the squad later this week.