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Paul Hanlon. Picture: Jane Barlow
Paul Hanlon. Picture: Jane Barlow
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A full round-up of the football news making the headlines this morning in Edinburgh, Scotland, and beyond.

Hearts could end Administration

Hearts are set to move closer to ending their administration after a Lithuanian court looks to declare Ukio Banko Investicine Grupe (UBIG) bankrupt next week.

A hearing will take place on October 24 at Kaunas District Court, during which it is expected that bankruptcy administrators will placed in control of the fallen investment giant’s assets. (Evening News)

Hanlon eyes Stokes match-up

Hibs’ Paul Hanlon says former team-mate Anthony Stokes could be enjoying his finest form at Celtic, but he won’t shy away from stopping his old pal when the two sides clash this weekend.

Hanlon says that having trained with Stokes he knows what to expect and will look to prevent him from doing any damage. (Sun)

Gordon hails Scots revival

Ex-Hearts keeper Craig Gordon says he reckons Scotland are once again a force to be reckoned with.

The injured former international player said the squad’s confidence was clearly on the up after the pressure of qualifying was removed. (Daily Express)

Craig can’t wait for Hearts clash

Liam Craig is relishing the Hearts-Hibs tie at Easter Road in the League Cup, as the Easter Road side look to avenge their early-season derby defeat.

He says that a sell-out Easter Road derby will create a great atmosphere for the players. (Daily Record)

Brown hails MacDonald

Billy Brown has hailed Jamie MacDonald for the keeper’s superb performances so far this season.

The Hearts assistant says MacDonald’s consistency and leadership has helped the Tynecastle side a great deal. (Herald)

Derk out of Ajax match

Derk Boerrigter will miss Celtic’s Champions League clash with his old club Ajax on Tuesday due to a ongoing ankle concern.

The Dutchman has been experiencing issues, which relate to bone damage, for much of the season. (Various)

Rangers trouble ‘may be worse’

Ex-Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston says he fears Rangers’ troubles could deepen because Craig Whyte may still be pulling the strings.

He says the recent boardroom troubles could be just the tip of the iceberg. (Daily Record)

In Brief

• After failing to produce his best form in Germany and South Africa, Wayne Rooney is desperate to show the planet just how good he is at next year’s World Cup.

• Craig Bellamy believes Harry Wilson has a bright future ahead of him after becoming the youngest player to represent Wales, but is uneasy about capping players in order to secure their international allegiance.

• Aaron Ramsey is currently in the form of his life, but the Wales and Arsenal midfielder believes he can get even better.

• Andy Reid is convinced the Republic of Ireland have the players to turn on the style when the opportunity arises.

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