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.
Rudi ruling ‘stinks’
Rudi Skacel has slammed the SPFL after it refused to allow him to return to Hearts.
He said: “I just think this decision stinks. (Sun)
Daniel Boateng says he was shocked at the switch from the glamour of Arsenal to the tough training sessions in place at Hibs.
The young defender noted that the game north of the border is much more physical. (Daily Record)
Fightback is on
Scott Robinson says Hearts League Cup Semi-final loss to Inverness can fuel their drive to climb off the bottom of the table.
He said: “We’ll keep fighting until the last game of the season.” (Daily Express)
• Rangers striker Jon Daly experienced the buzz that winning the Scottish Cup brought to Dundee United - so he knows just how much it would mean to an Ibrox support desperate for some good news.
• Virgil van Dijk knows some people in Holland feel he has it too easy as a Celtic defender - but the Dutchman insists there has been nothing simple about their record-breaking run.
• The League Cup final will be held in Glasgow with Celtic Park the likely venue, it is understood.
• Andy Carroll’s thoughts appeared clear after the Football Association on Tuesday upheld his red card in West Ham’s Barclays Premier League win over Swansea, and the resulting three-match ban.
• Former England captain John Terry has no plans to come out of international retirement.
• Record goalscorer Alan Shearer has expressed his dismay after Newcastle fell into further disarray with the resignation of director of football Joe Kinnear on Monday night.
• Joe Kinnear “will not be missed” after resigning as Newcastle’s director of football, according to fans.