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.
Injured Hearts midfielder Jason Holt cold make a surprise return against Celtic, as he makes a push to get back to fitness.
Holt is likely to be given a lengthy spell in an under-20 side which faces St Mirren tonight. (Daily Express)
Butcher confidence over slump
Hibs manager Terry Butcher was always confident his side would soon emerge from their slump.
The Easter Road side bounced back with a 2-1 victory over Ross County on Saturday and Butcher feels they can now look ahead.
Wilson wants to stay
Hearts captain Danny Wilson wants to stay at Tynecastle and see out the remainder of his contract even if the club are relegated this season.
The Scotland internationalist has a year remaining on his existing agreement and revealed today he would have no problem staying and playing in the Championship. (See today’s Edinburgh Evening News for full story)
Shilton talk nonsense
Terry Butcher has rubbished Peter Shilton’s claims that Fraser Forster isn’t being tested at Celtic.
Butcher says Forster is good enough to take the No.1 spot for England’s World Cup bid. (Sun)
• Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is hoping to have striker Steven Fletcher fit for the Capital One Cup final.
• Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is facing the likelihood of disciplinary action from UEFA after accusing Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson of lacking “impartiality” during the 2-0 defeat by Barcelona.
• Jack Wilshere hopes Arsenal can show they have learned from last season’s elimination to Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s night’s reunion with the European champions.
• Michael Laudrup claims to have seen his time at Swansea ended by an email just hours after agreeing to stay on as manager - an experience that may leave a sour taste in the mouth but will not stop him returning to the Premier League.
• Rene Meulensteen, Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins have all formally left Fulham as part of major backroom restructuring at the embattled Barclays Premier League club.