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Match preview: Dunfermline v Hibs team news

Neil Lennon’s Hibs side travel to East End Park on Saturday without midfielders Dylan McGeouch or Danny Handling. McGeouch is out with a hamstring problem, while Handling’s long-standing battle to regain fitness after a knee injury goes on.

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Graham Weir celebrates scoring against Forfar last season

Scottish Cup: Graham Weir will play through pain for Lithgae

Linlithgow Rose’s Graham Weir is prepared to play through the pain barrier to help spur the Prestonfield club on another memorable William Hill Scottish Cup run.

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John Robertson was rushed to hospital following a horror fall. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hearts legend John Robertson rushed to hospital after Tynecastle fall

HEARTS hero John Robertson was rushed to hospital today after taking a serious fall at Tynecastle.

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Gordon Donaldson, left, feels Edinburgh City matched Forfar when they met earlier in the season. Pic: SNS

Edinburgh City look for change of fortunes in Scottish Cup

Without a win in their opening ten Ladbrokes League Two fixtures, tomorrow’s William Hill Scottish Cup second-round tie will give Edinburgh City some respite from what is becoming a familiar slog.

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Andy Kirk, left, is head coach of Hearts Under-17s but also assists Under-20s coach Jon Daly, right

Andy Kirk loving role preparing Hearts stars of future

Andy Kirk first joined Hearts in February 1999 as a hungry 19-year-old looking to make his way in the game. Now, in his second spell at the club, the Ulsterman’s working day revolves around preparing aspiring footballers of a similar age for a long-term career in the game.

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Ben Toolis has cemented his place in Edinburgh's pack

Edinburgh’s Ben Toolis hopes to make his nifty fifty count

Ben Toolis is set to make his 50th appearance for Edinburgh Rugby tomorrow and he believes there is plenty more still to come for him with the Capital club.

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Hibs midfielder Marvin Bartley will be free to face Dunfermline tomorrow after his red card against Raith was downgraded to a yellow. Pic: SNS

Marvin Bartley: I’ll never change way I play for Hibs

Midfield enforcer Marvin Bartley today vowed never to change the way he plays, insisting justice has been done after he won a second appeal against a red card.

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Josh Taylor, left, takes on Dave Ryan at Meadowbank tonight

Josh Taylor: I feel like a kid at Christmas

Josh Taylor woke up this morning like “a kid at Christmas”.

Pieyam Khosrowpour will miss the Alex Jack Cup final

Tynecastle striker ‘heartbroken’ over Alex Jack final ban

Tynecastle striker Pieyam Khosrowpour has been left “heartbroken” after learning he will miss Sunday’s Alex Jack Cup final through suspension.

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Current Hibs head coach Neil Lennon has immense sympathy for his predecessor Alan Stubbs. Pic: SNS

Neil Lennon: Rotherham sacked ex-Hibs boss Alan Stubbs too soon

Hibs boss Neil Lennon revealed he has “volumes of sympathy” for his Easter Road predecessor Alan Stubbs, sacked after just 14 matches in charge of English Championship side Rotherham United.

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Hockey: Watsonians look to maintain top spot

Watsonians host Edinburgh University tomorrow, sitting top of hockey’s Division One on goal difference from champions Bromac Kelburne.

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Heriot's head coach Phil Smith believes his team are regaining their confidence

Champions Heriot’s aiming to remain on upward trajectory

Heriot’s have hinted that they are returning to the form that made them champions last season with two successive wins that have moved them into fourth spot in the BT Premiership.

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Michal Dobron isnt surprised by the fine current form of the Capitals

Caps coach: Play smart and wins will keep coming

Player-coach Michal Dobron has “high expectations” for his Edinburgh Capitals side – but only if they continue to play smart following their convincing recent wins over Coventry Blaze and Dundee Stars.

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Robbie Horn has told his Bonnyrigg players to expect a much tougher test in the Scottish Cup than Turriff offered in the last round. Pic: Robert Perry

Scottish Cup: Bonnyrigg know they must raise it against Cove

Bonnyrigg Rose boss Robbie Horn believes his side will have to raise their game once more if they are to reach the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

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Jon Daly is hoping to reach another Youth Cup final

Hearts coach Jon Daly in rallying call to supporters

Jon Daly hopes a sizeable Hearts support turn out at Tynecastle as his under-20 side kick off their bid to make it to another SFA Youth Cup final this weekend.

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Steve Worrall makes a return to Armadale tonight, filling in for Sam Masters. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Stakes still high for Edinburgh Monarchs in final meeting

The preservation of their unbeaten Premier League home record and bragging rights are the twin aims for Edinburgh Monarchs when they face Glasgow Tigers in their final speedway match of the season at Armadale Stadium tonight.

Dalkeith Thistle manager Kevin Haynes managed to watch Petershill last week. Pic: TSPL

Dalkeith travel west hoping to have learned harsh lesson

Dalkeith Thistle boss Kevin Haynes insists his side have to handle the occasion in front of a big home crowd if they are to make it through to the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

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Craig Nisbet says he knows his team for tomorrow's visit of Montrose. Pic: TSPL

Scottish Cup: Nisbet glad to be back in dugout for Preston-Montrose

Preston Athletic manager Craig Nisbet has revealed he felt out of sorts being absent from the home dugout last weekend.

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Jason Easton fights Rhys Saunders for the vacant Celtic Super Lightweight title. Pic: TSPL

Easton and McCallum out to shine on Taylor undercard

Jason Easton says he intends to make it the perfect one-two for Edinburgh tonight as he closes in on his maiden professional title with victory over Welshman Rhys Saunders.


Pride postpone first home game amid fixture switch

Still struggling with injuries and a tough travel schedule, Caledonia Pride have switched round their fixtures this weekend and postponed their first Women’s BBL home game till December 10.

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