Anthony Brown

Timing is everything as Jon McLaughlin reflects on Scotland call-up

Jon McLaughlin feels his maiden Scotland call-up owes plenty to being in the right place at the right time.

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Craig Levein is glad Hearts are back at Tynecastle this afternoon

Craig Levein lays down the gauntlet to Hearts players

Craig Levein has challenged Hearts to bounce back from a chastening fortnight and regain some momentum in the closing months of the season.

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Craig Levein wants players who suit his style

Hearts ‘well down the road’ with much of summer recruitment

Craig Levein has revealed that he has already kicked off efforts to reshape Hearts’ squad this summer, with the manager anticipating in the region of seven to ten new arrivals.

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Malaury Martin hasn't made the Hearts matchday squad since December

Craig Levein: Malaury Martin is just not my type of player

Craig Levein today moved to clarify the reason for the ongoing omission of Malaury Martin by explaining that the French midfielder is simply not his type of player.

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Danny Amankwaa is feeling in good physical shape after Hearts put him through a spell of intense fitness work

Danny Amankwaa desperate to show Hearts fans what he can do

While many observers are of the view that Hearts’ season is effectively over, Danny Amankwaa feels his campaign is just getting started.

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St Johnstone's Liam Craig challenges Hibs' Brandon Barker when the teams met in November last year. Pic: SNS

St Johnstone expecting ‘difficult’ test from Hibs on Friday

St Johnstone midfielder Liam Craig admits his side face a formidable test as they bid to maintain their unbeaten record against on-form Hibs this season.

Liam Craig, left, and Scott Allan will come face to face on Friday

Scott Allan’s drive for Scotland honours will help Hibs, says Liam Craig

Liam Craig believes Hibs will benefit from Scott Allan’s determination to follow midfield colleagues Dylan McGeouch and John McGinn into the Scotland squad.

Scott Allan celebrates his opening goal with Hibs team-mate Dylan McGeouch

Hibs 2, Hearts 0: Win takes hosts 12 points clear of rivals

Second-half goals from January signings Scott Allan and Jamie Maclaren secured Hibs a fifth consecutive home win over Hearts and took the Easter Road side 12 points clear of their city rivals in the Premiership with a game in hand.

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Alex Miller

Alex Miller talks tactics ahead of Hibs-Hearts clash

Alex Miller believes Hibs will go a long way to winning Friday’s Edinburgh derby if their defence can keep Hearts talisman Kyle Lafferty quiet.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein made his 'natural order' comments after the last derby. Pic: SNS

Kevin Harper: Hearts boss’ ‘natural order’ claim will fire Hibs up

Craig Levein’s “natural order” claim will provide Hibs with plenty additional motivation ahead of Friday’s Edinburgh derby, according to former Easter Road striker Kevin Harper.

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Kevin Harper fondly recalls scoring against Hearts in April 1998. Pic: SNS

Hibs ‘will be top dogs regardless of Hearts derby result’

Kevin Harper believes Hibs are destined to finish this season as the top team in Edinburgh regardless of the result in Friday’s derby.

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Hibs have enjoyed impressive displays in recent weeks including their 2-1 win against Rangers, above

Hibs playing with style expected by fans, says Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon believes the current Hibs team is significantly more stylish than the one he led to the Championship title last season.

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Neil Lennon wants to secure European football in Hibs' first season back in the top flight

Hibs boss targeting top-three finish and Europa place

Neil Lennon has challenged Hibs to secure a European place by finishing in the top three of the Premiership.

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David Milinkovic was rested for Saturday's trip to Ibrox

Hearts winger David Milinkovic back to face Kilmarnock

David Milinkovic is set to return to the Hearts team against Kilmarnock tonight after being rested for Saturday’s trip to Ibrox.

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Demetri Mitchell has been with Manchester United since he was eight

Demetri Mitchell has heart set on strong end to season

Demetri Mitchell doesn’t hide the fact he still harbours hopes of establishing himself with parent club Manchester United. But the on-loan left-back is adamant his full focus at present is on ensuring Hearts enjoy a fruitful finish to the season in both the Premiership and the Scottish Cup.

Jon McLaughlin has kept 13 clean sheets in 25 games for Hearts

Hearts ready to pounce on Rangers’ defensive frailty

Jon McLaughlin believes Hearts are equipped to take advantage of any frailty in the Rangers defence and emerge victorious in Glasgow today.

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Scott Allan has hit the ground running back at Hibs

Hibs midfield trio are hailed as a ‘striker’s dream’

The current Hibs midfield represents a striker’s dream, according to a man who has worked with all of its main protagonists.

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Kilmarnock's Lee Erwin shields the ball from Paul Hanlon when Hibs won 3-0 at Rugby Park last October

Hibs-Killie is meeting of two top-class managers – Paterson

Craig Paterson expects a compelling battle between Kilmarnock and Hibs as two managers “at the top of their game” go head-to-head at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Liam Fontaine and David Gray celebrate with the Scottish Cup

Liam Fontaine: I had to leave Hibs – but I’ll always love them

Liam Fontaine may now be wearing rival colours, but there is no chance of his strong feelings for Hibs fading.

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