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Neil Lennon speaks with Leann Dempster in the stands. SNS

Hibs boss Neil Lennon hailed a “very professional” showing by his side after the Easter Road outfit hit Runavik for six.

Flo Kamberi scored Hibs’ first European hat-trick in forty years, whilst debutant Stevie Mallan bagged a double and Oli Shaw also struck in the 6-1 win.

Lennon, who said John McGinn missed out due to injury, was impressed with the attacking football his side played as their Faroe rivals were put to the sword.

He said: “It was very professional, it’s a great advantage to take going into the second leg so I couldn’t have asked for any more really.

“There was a lot of attacking intent out there, OK the opposition maybe wasn’t up to the quality we are used to but a job still has to be done and we’ve done it very well.”

Kamberi opened his account in style after signing a permanent deal with Hibs by scoring an impressive treble.

Lennon was delighted with his new recruit’s clinical touch.

He added: “Flo’s got off to a great start, his second goal pleased me with the movement. His third was a good finish so he can be well pleased with his nights work.

“He’s been a bit rusty but that will do him the world of good.”

With McGinn absent, Mallan was handed a debut from the start and the former St Mirren man made the most of the opportunity by scoring twice.


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