Hibs’ recent good form has already helped one Easter Road centre-half realise his international ambitions. Now Neil Lennon is hopeful Efe Ambrose can force his way back into Nigeria’s plans ahead of next summer’s World Cup
The 29 year-old did not contribute to the Super Eagles’ success in reaching Russia having been dropped because he was not featuring regularly for Celtic. However, the centre-half is reaping the benefits of playing consistently at Hibs after being reunited with Lennon.
The Easter Road side could make it four wins in a row when they take on struggling Dundee this afternoon and are also striving for a fourth successive clean sheet.
Dundee fell to the bottom of the league after last weekend’s 3-1 home defeat against Hamilton Accies. It’s a more positive story at Easter Road, with Hibs having risen to third after picking up nine points in seven days. Ambrose and Hanlon, along with goalkeeper Ofir Marciano, have been central to this upswing in fortunes.
Lennon has called on Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr and Salisu Yusuf to recognise Ambrose’s good form at the heart of the Hibs defence, with Hanlon having already been rewarded.
“I don’t know if I can affect the manager’s thinking,” he said. “Only Efe and his performances can do that.
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