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.
McCallum debut on Sunday
New Hearts signing Paul McCallum is set to feature in Sunday’s League Cup semi-final with Inverness after joining from West Ham United.
The 20-year-old striker completed a six-month loan move last night and was due to train with his new team-mates for the first time today. (Full story in the Edinburgh Evening News)
Butcher eyes Boateng
Terry Butcher looks to add Arsenal defender Daniel Boateng added to the list of potential arrivals at Hibs before tonight’s deadline.
Notts County striker Danny Haynes was expected to finally put pen-to-paper on a six-month loan deal having arrived in Edinburgh to train with Butcher’s squad while 19-year-old Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore was today also edging closer to agreeing a short-term move to Easter Road. (Full Story in the Edinburgh Evening News)
Hearts match ‘too much’
Terry Butcher will avoid watching Inverness take on Hearts at Easter Road, as it would be too ‘nerve wracking’.
The Hibs boss has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to see his old Highland club knock out his city rivals. (Daily Record)
Griffiths deal close
Celtic are said to be close to landing ex-Hibs hero Leigh Griffiths after almost doubling their offer.
The new bid is thought to be around £1m and it is hoped this will prompt Wolves to let him return north of the border. (Sun)
• Derek McInnes has urged Aberdeen’s Red Army to roar the Dons to victory in Saturday’s Scottish League Cup semi-final clash with St Johnstone at Tynecastle.
• Josh Magennis admits Adam Rooney’s arrival at Aberdeen forced him into his St Mirren move.
• Aberdeen have signed defender Shaleum Logan on loan from Brentford after Chris Clark and Josh Magennis departed.
• Ross County are aiming to sign Slovan Bratislava right-back Erik Cikos before the transfer window ends.
• Celtic captain Scott Brown has hailed his team-mates’ desire after they continued their imperious form with a 4-0 win over Kilmarnock.
• The Scottish FA has announced a new multi-million pound, four-season deal with Sky Sports.
• St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has urged his players to win their League Cup semi-final with Aberdeen and keep their missing team-mates’ Hampden dream alive.
• Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald is surprised but not fooled by the poor recent form of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership visitors Dundee United after failing to beat the Taysiders in three attempts this season.
• Arsene Wenger has made deadline-day deals a speciality in the past and Arsenal’s move for Germany winger Julian Draxler will also go to the wire with his club Schalke insisting they are confident of keeping the 20-year-old.