FC Sion open to Hearts deal for Joaquim Adao

Prospects of Joaquim Adao staying at Hearts grew today when FC Sion revealed they are open to a deal for the midfielder.

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Callum Paterson warms up at Oriam

Big interview: Callum Paterson on Wales, winning and Warnock

Describing himself as a “punt-and-run kind of guy”, Callum Paterson seems suited to Neil Warnock’s old-school management style.

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Callum Paterson has been playing in midfield for Cardiff City

Callum Paterson: I’ll play any position for Scotland

Callum Paterson insists he will play anywhere for Scotland after being converted from right-back to attacking midfield by Cardiff City.


Kyle Lafferty backed to break 26-year-long Hearts scoring record

Craig Levein hopes Kyle Lafferty reaches 20 goals this season to become Hearts’ most prolific forward since John Robertson.

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Analysis: Kyle Lafferty on cusp of matching Hearts legends

Mentioning someone in the same breath as John Robertson and Rudi Skacel is zenithal praise around Gorgie. If any player can handle such pressure, it is Kyle Lafferty. His value to Hearts this season is underlined by the fact he is now within touching distance of goal tallies posted by legendary predecessors.

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John Souttar tipped to become next Hearts captain

Gary Locke believes John Souttar is a Hearts captain-in-waiting with all the attributes to succeed Christophe Berra. The Tynecastle club’s ambassador feels the 21-year-old can step in as skipper whenever Berra, 33, steps aside.

Aidan Keena made one Hearts appearance before going on loan to Queen's Park. Pic: SNS

Craig Levein planning on promoting Aidan Keena to Hearts first team

Teenage Hearts striker Aidan Keena will be promoted to the club’s first-team squad this summer after a blistering run of goalscoring form on loan at Queen’s Park.

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Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay urged to follow Michael Carrick’s lead

Scott McTominay can be Scotland’s equivalent of Michael Carrick if he listens to the retiring Manchester United midfielder. That is the view of Peter Grant, one of national coach Alex McLeish’s assistants and a good friend of Carrick.

Dylan McGeouch joined up with the Scotland squad yesterday but was later forced to withdraw through injury. Pic: SNS

Scotland coach offers reassurances to McGeouch and Berra

Assistant Scotland coach Peter Grant has reassured Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch that he will play international football even although injury denied him a first senior cap this week.

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Norwich loanee Steven Naismith open to permanent Hearts move

Steven Naismith would happily convert his Hearts loan into a permanent transfer if Norwich City let him leave Carrow Road.

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Christophe Berra has taken injections to play with his ankle injury. Pic: SNS

Surgery fears as Hearts captain Christophe Berra has scan on ankle

Hearts captain Christophe Berra has undergone a scan to determine whether he needs surgery on his injured ankle. Tynecastle officials hope to alleviate the problem without an operation and were today anxiously awaiting the results.

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Harry Cochrane trudges off after treatment from the Hearts physio at Easter Road

Hearts hopeful over Harry Cochrane's injury absence

Craig Levein today confirmed Hearts midfielder Harry Cochrane will be sidelined through injury but the club hope he can return quicker than they first thought.

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Adam Eckersley

Adam Eckersley feels he deserves Premiership chance after Hearts exit

Adam Eckersley may wonder if he is fated not to experience any Scottish football glory. Released by Hearts after promotion and denied a Premiership chance, he also left Hibs just four months before they lifted the Scottish Cup. Understandably, he is now utterly determined to seize his moment of distinction with St Mirren.

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Hearts defender John Souttar is an important member of the Scotland Under-21 side

Hearts defender John Souttar named in Scotland Under-21 squad

Hearts centre-back John Souttar is included in the Scotland Under-21 squad despite being touted for a call-up to the senior side.

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Hearts need stability after summer rebuild, says Colin Cameron

Another summer rebuild is the last thing Hearts want, but it seems necessary to restore the Edinburgh club to the upper echelons of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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Danny Amankwaa is now fully match fit

Hearts boss wants more from winger Danny Amankwaa

Craig Levein wants to see more from Hearts winger Danny Amankwaa between now and the end of the season. The manager advised the 24-year-old to get fitter and now hopes to see him produce his best form in a maroon shirt.

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Harry Cochrane las only 15 minutes of the derby defeat

Hearts starlet Harry Cochrane faces six weeks out through injury

Hearts received another injury blow today as teenager Harry Cochrane faces four to six weeks out with a hamstring injury.

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Lewis Moore, pictured playing against Dundee earlier in the season, wants to get the winning habit back after defeat by Hibs in the Edinburgh derby last week. Pic: SNS

Lewis Moore: Hearts’ kids are desperate to drive club on

Lewis Moore insists Hearts can count on home-grown talent as they try to safeguard their top-six place. A trip to Dundee is sandwiched between home games against Partick Thistle and Aberdeen before the Premiership splits. Moore is confident the Riccarton teenagers can step up to the challenge.

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Steven Naismith and Christophe Berra's dejection is clear as Hearts fall two behind

Derby defeat leaves Hearts’ top-six hopes in jeopardy

Talk of Edinburgh’s natural order brought a pantomime build-up to this Easter Road derby.

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Steven Naismith wants Hearts to battle

Steven Naismith orders Hearts to secure top-six berth

Steven Naismith today ordered Hearts to roll their sleeves up and secure their top-six place after losing to Hibs at Easter Road.

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