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Dundee United v Hibs: Team news and preview

Hibs’ trip to Tannadice tonight for their top-of-the-table clash with Dundee United in the Ladbrokes Championship is complicated slightly by injures in midfield as they attempt to pull six-points clear of their second-placed rivals.

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Ian Cathro, pictured during his time as a coach at Valencia. Pic: Getty

Hearts ‘will be getting a genius’ if they appoint Ian Cathro

Hearts will be appointing a “genius” if, as expected, Ian Cathro continues his “fairytale” rise into football management by replacing Robbie Neilson as head coach.

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Hearts director of football Craig Levein speaks to the media ahead of tomorrow's clash with Ross County. Picture: SNS

Craig Levein on departure of Neilson and where next for Hearts

Hearts director of football Craig Levein says the club are looking for a “young and energetic” coach to replace MK Dons-bound Robbie Neilson.

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Margaret Porter was part of the victorious Midlothian team

Midlothian ladies hit the heights

Midlothian ladies continue to dominate the East Division of the indoor bowls Premier League and hit fresh heights with a 117-52½ victory over Balbardie to make it six wins out of six.

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Robbie Neilson's record at Hearts is impressive, according to Neil Lennon

Lennon stunned by Hearts fans’ negativity towards Neilson

Hibs manager Neil Lennon is astounded that some Hearts supporters are happy to see the back of Robbie Neilson and believes that the MK Dons-bound head coach leaves big shoes to fill.

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Leith captain Neil Lowson, left

Leith aim to pile more cup misery on Spartans

Leith Athletic captain Neil Lowson insists he and his team-mates have nothing to fear this weekend when they visit city rivals Spartans on Football Nation Qualifying Cup duty.

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Ormiston to raise game for Tynecastle

Ormiston boss Richie Weir says he expects this weekend’s opponents Tynecastle to be up there challenging for the East of Scotland League title this season – but only after his side have taken three points off them in East Lothian tomorrow.

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Neil Lennon's squad has been hit by injuries

Hibs boss has Leon Osman and Jermaine Pennant on his radar

Hibs are looking to recruit at least one new midfielder to help them deal with their winter injury problems.

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East Fife _ Edinburgh City New Bayview Methil 29 Nov 16. Scott Mercer ands Ross Guthrie

New-found belief is propelling Edinburgh City upward

After going seven unbeaten with a William Hill Scottish Cup third-round draw at East Fife in the week, Edinburgh City travel to Arbroath tomorrow looking to make it eight and potentially climb off the bottom of League Two.

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Hearts and Rangers met in the 2014 Youth Cup Final

Hearts Under-20s host Rangers in Youth Cup at Oriam

Hearts Under-20s meet Rangers in the SFA Youth Cup on Sunday at the Oriam Performance Centre in Edinburgh.

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Martin Boyle, left, with fellow Hibs striker Grant Holt

Hibs’ Martin Boyle keen to continue ‘little and large’ show

Martin Boyle is confident that being part of a traditional little-and-large strike pairing can help him maintain his hot streak in Hibs’ showdown with Championship title rivals Dundee United at Tannadice tonight.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne will make only his second league start of the campaign

Duncan Hodge: Ospreys will bring out best in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby acting head coach Duncan Hodge insists that his men have consigned last week’s defeat to the past and are confident of bouncing back with a win in tonight’s Guinness PRO12 clash with Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

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Bo'ness forward Roddy MacLennan

MacLennan eyes Bo’ness cup glory – but former club could stand in way

Bo’ness United forward Roddy MacLennan is desperate to go all the way in the Scottish Junior Cup after last season’s injury hell.

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Ian Cathro is Hearts top choice for head coach

Hearts turn attention to Ian Cathro as Neilson departs

Hearts will today turn their attention to luring Ian Cathro north from Newcastle United after Robbie Neilson and Stevie Crawford headed to MK Dons.

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DADDIES COOL: Jared Staal and wife Natalie with baby Hudson are pictured left on the ice at Murrayfield with, on the far right, Kevin Forshall, his partner Leona Barnes and baby Layla. Pic: SMP

New dad Staal up for challenge as Capitals face 11 games in December

Edinburgh Capitals winger Jared Staal appears to be coping well with the challenges of being a new father as the club prepares for what he describes as a “season defining” December – beginning tomorrow when they face-off against Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils in Wales.

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Arnaud Djoum has praised departing Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson for always talking to his players

Djoum: Neilson one of the best but Hearts will deal with exit

When Robbie Neilson became Hearts’ head coach in 2014, they were second favourites to win the most hazardous-looking Championship in recent memory.

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Kings hope Glasgow won’t give them the slip at Portobello

Edinburgh Kings have bad memories of their first visit to Glasgow University’s new game hall at the Stevenson Building last year.

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Stuart Roseburgh dislocated his knee cap while at Bonnyrigg Rose, the injury finally leading to an operation

Nitten midfielder relieved to be playing after two years out

There were times when he thought he might never play again, so Newtongrange Star midfielder Stuart Roseburgh is just happy to be back out on the pitch even though his side are fighting it out at the bottom of the table.

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Boroughmuir head coach Peter Wright. Pic: SNS

Boroughmuir coach calls for clinical nature against Watsonians

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright is urging his men to be more clinical when they welcome near-neighbours Watsonians to Meggetland as the BT Premiership resumes tomorrow (3pm).

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Robbie Neilson aims to revive the fortunes of MK Dons

Robbie Neilson leaves Hearts to join MK Dons

Robbie Neilson has left his role as Hearts head coach to join MK Dons.

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