Aussie striker on Hibernian radar

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has confirmed he is looking to sign former Caltex Socceroos striker Scott McDonald.

Lennon, who coached McDonald at Celtic in the final two months of the 2009-10 season, believes he is on track to lure the 32-year-old Australian from Motherwell.

Having been appointed manager of the Scottish Cup champions in June, Lennon wants to make McDonald and former Norwich City striker Grant Holt central to his campaign to lift Hibernian back into the Scottish Premiership.

"We are in talks with both of them," Lennon told reporters in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

"There is nothing confirmed yet, so I can't guarantee anything.

"But obviously they are two players I know; Scott from my time at Celtic, Grant from my time at Nottingham Forest, and obviously he had great success with Paul Lambert."

Scott McDonald

Lennon added: "I saw Grant at Huddersfield when I was at Bolton and wanted to sign him. Then he had a bad injury, but he has recovered well and looks in decent condition.

"It's all to do with how the medical goes and if we're happy with it and he is happy with it.

"Scotty we are down the line in talks, but not over the line just yet."

McDonald scored 10 goals in 37 Premiership appearances for Motherwell last season.