Hearts/Hibs round-up: FoH trouble| Tim Clancy

Gary Locke says Hearts youngsters are being wrongly punished. Picture: Neil Hanna
Gary Locke says Hearts youngsters are being wrongly punished. Picture: Neil Hanna
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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.

FoH could see dream fall

The Foundation of Hearts could see their dream to take over the club torpedoed over a rival bid for Ubig’s shares by Bob Jamieson.

Jamieson could end up with 50 per cent stake in a club which would be liquidated. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Clancy return

Tim Clancy is close to a return after being out since April with a groin injury.

He is expected to run out with the under-20s clash with Dunfermline later today. (Daily Record)

Hearts kids don’t deserve punishment

Gary Locke says that the football authorities are punishing the wrong people in the wake of the club’s financial troubles.

He says the youngsters need experienced players to help out in the squad and feels their development could suffer as a result of the transfer embargo. (Daily Express)

Yogi looks north

John Hughes is believed to be the frontrunner to take the vacant Inverness job left by Terry Butcher.

It is thought that the former Hibs boss could be unveiled as the new manager of Caley in the next 48 hours. (Sun)

Shanghai side eye Stevenson

Hearts star Ryan Stevenson could be on the way to China in January as his contract runs out.

It is thought that a Shanghai side are looking to exploit a loophole and land the 29-year-old for nothing. (Sun)

In Brief:

• Rangers skipper Lee McCulloch insists he has no qualms about stepping up for penalties in the future despite failing to convert from the spot at the weekend.

• A new campaign is being launched to warn of the dangers of fans using flares and smoke bombs after it was revealed children as young as eight have been used as ‘mules’ to smuggle pyrotechnic devices into football grounds.

• Manchester City’s midfield inspiration Yaya Toure believes the imminent return of captain Vincent Kompany will help the team cure their travel problems.

• Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his squad does not have enough depth of quality to sustain injuries to key players for a significant period.

• West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will adopt a hard-line approach to ensuring Andy Carroll returns to action only when he is ready.

• Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants to look up rather than down as his side continue building during a transitional period for the club.

• Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has revealed departed boss Owen Coyle offered his resignation rather than being sacked from the Sky Bet Championship club on Sunday evening.

• Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric believes only someone with a “winning attitude” can help propel the Owls to safety this season.

• Roy Hodgson is dreading the prospect of England being forced to play one of their World Cup matches in the jungle.

• Hull manager Steve Bruce believes club owner Assem Allam was misinterpreted when he said fans opposed to his plan to rename the club Hull Tigers can “die as soon as they want”.