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Fenlon Seeks To Reignite Hibs

Pat Fenlon takes his first step into the dugout tonight as Hibernian manager as they travel to Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League.

Former Bohemians supremo Fenlon has had a week to get used to his new surroundings and has brought in his trusted assistant Liam O`Brien as he seeks to get to grips with life outside the League of Ireland.

Fenlon`s first task will be to lift an ailing Hibs side who are languishing in 9th position having only won three games all season under the guidance of Colin Calderwood.

Hibs have a full strength line up to choose from although Ian Murray will not be risked.

The Leith side will be hoping star striker Garry O`Connor can return to goalscoring form having notched seven goals already this term. O’Connor is poised to resume first team duties after missing the defeat at St Johnstone with a throat infection and boss Fenlon believes the striker is an important player at Hibernian.

He added: “He’s a big player. He started the season on fire and scored a lot of goals. When he’s not in the team, he’s a big loss.

“Physically he’s a big player for the club, but mentally he is also a big player and someone who we need around the place.

“We need someone around who is going to score goals, so it is good to have him back.”

Fenlon will be looking to hit the ground running as he aims to steer the Edinburgh club into the top half of the table. He said: “People here have got to realise – from the staff to everybody at the club, the players included – that you’ve got to win football matches at the end of the day.

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  1. I think Fenlon has a tough job on his hands, will be interesting to see how he develops the team or maybe adds in January. I have a blog which also covers Scottish football if you want to check it out – http://craigmclblog.wordpress.com/

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