Football round-up: Hearts eye young star| Malpas

Marcel Schafer tackles Hearts ace Dale Carrick. Picture: SNS
Marcel Schafer tackles Hearts ace Dale Carrick. Picture: SNS
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A full round-up of the Hearts/Hibs news making the headlines this morning, as well as stories from the rest of Scotland and beyond.

Hearts draw with Wolfsburg

Hearts and Wolfsburg shared a goalless draw in a fundraising friendly at Tynecastle last night.

All profits from the game will go towards the running of the Edinburgh club, who were placed into administration in the summer, and a crowd of 5,535 turned out for the clash with the 2009 Bundesliga winners. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Malpas vows to get tough with Hibs

Maurice Malpas has vowed to get tough with the Hibs squad as he and Terry Butcher look to inspire change at Easter Road.

He says any player who has a “can’t do it” attitude will get a size eight boot up the backside. (Various)

Hearts eye young Liverpool star

Hearts could be set to make a loan move for Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe in the New Year if they can get out of administration.

If the buyout goes through, it could open the door for the transfer embargo to be lifted and allow Hearts to sign the 17-year-old. (Sun)

Owain Tudur Jones in Wales squad

Hibs midfielder Owain Tudur Jones has been drawn into the Wales squad for this weekend.

Jones will face Finland on Saturday after the exit of David Vaughan and Andrew Crofts. (Daily Mail)

Laszlo wants Caley job

Ex-Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo has put his hat in the ring to succeed Terry Butcher as manager of Inverness.

The Hungarian has been asked to apply after he resigned as Lithuania boss in September, and vowed to get the Highland club into Europe if appointed. (Various)

Malpas sad at Inverness departure

Maurice Malpas admits he found saying goodbye to his Inverness players his hardest task in football.

But he could not pass up the challenge of unleashing Hibernian’s potential or break his successful partnership with Terry Butcher.

Rhodes injured

Scotland will be without Blackburn forward Jordan Rhodes for the upcoming matches after he pulled out of the squad through injury.

Leeds forward Ross McCormack has been drafted in, the Scottish Football Association announced on its official Twitter feed on Wednesday night.

In Brief:

• Steven Naismith insists the belief Gordon Strachan has in the Scotland players has underpinned the national team’s recent resurgence.

• American winger DaMarcus Beasley insists this week’s meeting between the USA and Scotland will be much more than a friendly for both nations.

• Coach Billy Stark insists there is no chance of Scotland Under-21s underestimating the threat of Georgia in their European Championship qualifier.