Ex-Celtic and Scotland winger Davie Provan reckons Hibs chief Leeann Dempster messed up by sacking Neil Lennon.

The Hoops boss masterminded a comfortable 2-0 victory over rivals Rangers at Ibrox last weekend.

Meanwhile across the country in Leith, Hibs have made a stuttering start to this season's Scottish Premiership and fans are already calling for manager Paul Heckingbottom's head.

Dempster and Lennon parted ways last season in a mutual decision still shrouded in mystery.

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But one thing Provan is adamant about is that the Hibees will be kicking themselves at allowing Lenny to leave Easter Road.

Writing in his Scottish Sun column, Provan said: "Penny for the thoughts of Leeann Dempster as she watched Neil Lennon get it spot on in the Glasgow derby.

"Despite beating Celtic and drawing home and away with Rangers last December, Lennon was suspended by Dempster in January, before his mystery departure from Easter Road.

"Fast forward eight months and angry Hibs fans want Paul Heckingbottom out while Lennon is flying. Frankly, Dempster made an a*** of it."