Rumour Mill: Cup final round-up | Jon Daly | Troy Deeney

News from the Celtic and Hibs camp ahead of today’s Scottish Cup final at Hampden, Jon Daly on his move to Rangers and Celtic eye up Watford striker.

Leigh Griffiths is fit for today's final. Picture: SNS
Leigh Griffiths is fit for today's final. Picture: SNS

Scottish Cup final round-up

• Hibs have confirmed that Leigh Griffiths will play in today’s final following reports that he had suffered a calf injury during training on Friday

• Celtic boss Neil Lennon says the success of his side’s season should not be judged on the outcome of today’s match citing the club’s progress in Europe and league championship as signs of a successful season

• Hibs boss Pat Fenlon insists a shock victory for Hibs today will give Scottish football a shot in the arm (Sun)

• Neil Lennon has urged his players to sign off in style today adding that it is the last time the squad in its current shape will play together with a number of players set to move on (Sun)

• Celtic’s James Forrest and Charlie Mulgrew have declared themselves fit for today’s match following a successful training session. Victor Wanyama and Beram Kayal are both out through suspension (Sun)

• Pat Fenlon says his side’s 5-1 thrashing to Hearts is last year’s Scottish Cup final unfair as the Tynecastle club won the trophy with players they could not afford (Sunday Mail)

• Hibs will parade the Scottish Cup through Edinburgh tomorrow evening if they overcome Celtic this afternoon (Herald)


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Jon Daly sees no problem in playing for Rangers

Former Dundee United captain Jon Daly says he can seen no problem in becoming the first high profile Catholic player from the Republic of Ireland to play for Rangers adding that it should not be an issue in 2013. (Scotland on Sunday)

• Kenny Miller has killed off speculation that he will rejoin Rangers by going on record to say that he will remain with Vancouver Whitecaps until the end of their season (Various)

Celtic target Watford striker


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Neil Lennon is set to move for Watford striker Troy Deeney should the 24-year-old’s side fail to win promotion to the Premiership in today’s play-off at Wembley. (Sunday Post)

• Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has had his six-game ban for being sent off and then smashing up a dressing room reduced. McGeady is being tracked by a number of Premiership clubs (Sunday Mail)


• Newly promoted Partick Thistle are considering a move for Dundee’s top goalscorer John Baird


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• Dundee United’s Willo Flood is set to snub Hibs in favour of a move to Aberdeen