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Neil Lennon laughs off Forest bid for £5 million rated McGinn

Dundee 1 Hibernian 1

By Will Jackson

Neil Lennon has ridiculed Nottingham Forest's latest offer for John McGinn and accused Mark Warburton of trying to unsettle his Hibernian player.

The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Sky Bet Championship throughout the summer, but no club has yet been able to match his valuation.

McGinn showed flashes of his ability in Hibs' 1-1 draw at Dundee, but found himself on the fringes at times as Lennon's side were forced to settle for a point despite a dominant performance.

The Hibs manager has been less than pleased with Forest's approach, saying: "They need to come back with far more money than they're offering. If they do... fine, the club has a decision to make. We have a valuation, and if it is met it is the club's decision.

"I would value John at £5million, but there has been no bid in our valuation that has come in. We are in negotiations to renew his contract if we can so it's just a waiting game."

On the game, Lennon admitted his frustration at being held to a point after Scott Bain's superb performance in the home goal.

Anthony Stokes scored an equaliser after Kevin Holt notched from the spot, but Bain was the main man as he produced save after save to win Dundee their first point of the season.

"We bombarded them," he said. "I'm annoyed because we gave a goal head start cheaply.

Opposite number Neil McCann admitted his side were fortunate to escape with a point. He said: "I'm delighted with a point because over the last few games we have deserved more and got nothing."

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