Hibs boss keen to give chance to former Arsenal and Liverpool winger to land contract

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HIBS boss Neil Lennon insists he is going to give Jermaine Pennant plenty of time to land a contract after the former Arsenal and Liverpool midfielder scored in Thursday’s 4-0 friendly win over Dunfermline.

The 34-year-old was given a run out at East End Park as a trialist and hit the post with a 30-yard free kick before adding to Danny Swanson’s first half opener with a close range finish in the 58th minute.

Pennant spent the second half of last season at Bury following a stint in Singapore and Lennon admits he has been impressed with the attacking midfielder so far.

Lennon said: “Jermaine has got good ability and has trained very well since he’s been in.

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“I wanted to have look at him and he’ll feature at some stage on Sunday against Sunderland, maybe even Tuesday against Berwick.

“We’re going to have a good look at him over three or four games before we make a decision on it.

“People talk about age but at 34 he’s still got two or three years in him, he’s had an exceptional career and he’s a good personality but it’s early days before we make a division. He has done very well so far and I’m very pleased with him.”

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