Football round-up: Hearts| Hibs |Celtic | Rangers

Rowan Vine's comments could have landed him in hot water. Picture: SNS
Rowan Vine's comments could have landed him in hot water. Picture: SNS
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A full round-up of the football news making the headlines this morning in Edinburgh, Scotland, and beyond.

Brown denies pressure

Billy Brown has dismissed any talk of pressure on Gary Locke as Hearts continue to drop points at their position at the foot of the table.

He says that Hearts were never going to wipe out the difference in the first five games, but they will continue to chip away at the deficit. (Daily Record)

Vine faces rap

Hibs striker Rowan Vine could be in trouble over his Twitter row with Neil Lennon, as the SFA could be set to investigate.

Vine has already apologised to Lennon after saying he’d get Alan shearer to kick him in the head for questioning Hibs’ style of tackling on Saturday. (Sun)

Mowbray out

Ex-Hibs boss Tony Mowbray has left his position as Middlesbrough manager.

The club confirmed that assistant Mark Venus would take over from the 49-year-old, who has been at the helm since 2010, until a permanent successor is appointed.

Rangers fans want answers

Rangers fans have called on the club to reveal who the mystery investors are behind James and Sandy Easdale as the Ibrox board troubles rumble on.

Last week Paul Murray and Alastair Johnston questioned whether Charles Green and Craig Whyte could still be involved at some level. (Various)

Lennon backs Forrest

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is confident his side can pose a goal threat against Ajax tonight despite failing to find the back of the net in the Champions League group stages so far this season.

And he has backed James Forrest to provide the spark needed after he scored an impressive solo effort against Hibs on Saturday. (Various)

In Brief

• The football world is bracing itself for some typically brutal observations when Sir Alex Ferguson’s biography is released later today.

While the contents have been kept a closely guarded secret, few expect Ferguson’s view of life since Manchester United’s historic 1999 Treble triumph to be bland.

• Ian Holloway refused to comment on his future as Crystal Palace manager following their 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Fulham on Monday night.

• John Terry wants Chelsea to wrest control of Champions League Group E from Schalke by winning in Gelsenkirchen.

• Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday considering his response to the Football Association’s charge of improper conduct following his dismissal during last Saturday’s 4-1 win over Cardiff.

• Arsene Wenger will turn 64 on Tuesday but the only present he wants is to see his Arsenal side turn on the style to beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.