Sports News of Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Hibernian FC manager Neil Lennon is ready to keep Ghana winger Thomas Agyepong despite his injury worries.
The pacy flanks man who is on loan from Manchester City has struggled to find his feet at the Easter Road Stadium following a series of injuries.
Agyepong was expected to return to City this winter but Hibs boss Neil Lennon has revealed that they have started talks with the EPL side as they want to keep the Ghanaian beyond January.
“Agyepong has had a scan and he may miss December,” said the manager. “We’re speaking to Man City on his situation at the minute. We’d like to keep him, obviously, but his contribution has been minimal due to injuries, so it’s something we’re speaking to Man City over.
“He’s contracted to January and we have an option, so we’re talking about that at the minute. I like him, but we need him on the pitch. “
“We’ve missed him. We’ve got Martin Boyle on one side and Daryl Horgan’s done his bit, but we’ve missed his extra bit of pace that we had with Brandon Barker last season. Thomas was going to bring that for us, so we’ve had to adapt and we may have to change the way we play in some games and dig in and grind it out, which is not ideal and not the way we want to play. Sometimes it’s needs must.”
The Right to Dream Academy graduate has made six appearances for Hibs this season scoring one goal.