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Lennon is eager to appeal against his ban for Hibs' second-leg battle

By Staff Reporter

Hibernian could have to overcome their 1-0 deficit against Brondby with Neil Lennon in the stand after their manager was handed a one-match touchline ban.

Lennon may get a chance to overturn the ban next Thursday, the day his side face the Danes in Copenhagen in the second-leg of the Europa League second qualifying round.

Ulsterman Lennon was sent to the stand in the 31st minute at Easter Road after protesting over a disallowed goal, when Jason Cummings was harshly ruled offside.

A Uefa statement read: "Proceedings have been opened against Hibernian FC head coach Neil Lennon. The Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case on July 21."

After the match, Lennon hit out at referee Juan Martinez Munuera, claiming he wanted to be the "star of the show".

He added: ''I want to appeal it, because it's just a piece of nonsense. It's the first time in Europe that I've been sent to the stand so I'm really irked by that."

Hibs are keen to earn a third-round tie with Hertha Berlin.

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