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Fenlon gets ready for Hibs debut

PAT FENLON gets straight to work as Hibernians manager for the first time in a match situation tonight where his first task is to lift the flagging morale at the struggling club.

Having spent the last two decades in the League of Ireland, where Friday night football was the usual experience, Fenlon's side are involved as the SPL dabbles in the notion of Friday kick-offs, as Hibs are away to Motherwell. "We've got some good players here and the one thing we need to do is build them up as confidence is a bit low at the moment, so we've been working on that," said Fenlon.

"It's not something you can change over three or four days. It's going to take a period of time to do that but we need to get working on it quickly.

"We've only been in a short while so we're trying to look at DVDs, but most of them are probably a carbon copy of what went on last Saturday.

"Any footballer coming in here will step up to the plate as it's a fantastic facility, but the problem is there's no crowd at training and no-one expecting things from you," added Fenlon.

Dennehy to wait

SHAMROCK Rovers star Billy Dennehy says he'll assess his own future when then Hoops have completed their Europa League programme next week.

The former Sunderland man has attracted cross channel interest after some impressive displays for the Hoops. "My own situation hasn't changed at all. These European games are a great stage for you as a player, I'm very happy at Rovers and I've really enjoyed this season, and if I can grab attention from elsewhere I'd be happy, but we'll see what happens over the next few weeks," says Dennehy.