Lewis Stevenson insists he would love to finish his career at Hibs as he prepares to sign new contract

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LEWIS STEVENSON has revealed he wants to finish his career at Hibs as he prepares to pen a new contract at his only senior club.

Manager Neil Lennon revealed at the Easter Road side’s recent annual general meeting that stalwart Stevenson would be offered fresh terms ahead of his current deal expiring next summer.

The full-back, who was awarded a testimonial against Sunderland last year to recognise a dozen years of service to the Hibees, is thrilled at the prospect of yet another extension at the club where he is the only player ever to have won two cups.

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And the 30-year-old, who made his Scotland debut against Peru in the summer, has set his sights on still being at Hibs when he eventually hangs up his boots.

He said: “The club have told me I will be offered a new contract and I’m delighted about it. I just want to get it signed and focus on my football.

“As a footballer, it gives you peace of mind to know that you are wanted and the club value your contribution.

“Hopefully I have several years to go before I end my playing career, but I would love to finish it here at Hibs.

“I know what football is like, I’ve seen so many people come and go, and if I want to be here for that long-term then I need to earn it.

“Right now, I feel as fit and as healthy as I did when I was 19.”

SILVERWARE

Stevenson, who made his Hibs debut as a 16-year-old way back in 2005, created history when he lifted the Scottish Cup two years ago.

Having also been instrumental as the Easter Road side scooped the CIS Cup in 2007, the Fifer has achieved something even the club’s Famous Five heroes never managed.

However, the ambitious defender believes Neil Lennon’s current team can go on to emulate those cup triumphs.

In an interview with the club’s official match-day programme, Stevenson added: “I still have ambitions I want to achieve in football and the biggest is to win even more silverware.

“I’ve won two cups but it could’ve been a lot more as we’ve got close on quite a few occasions, and I genuinely think that we have a squad that can go on and enjoy more success.”

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