Hearts/Hibs round-up: Edinburgh Derby| Relegation

Danny Wilson. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Danny Wilson. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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A full round-up of the Hearts/Hibs news making the headlines this morning, as well as stories from the rest of Scotland and beyond.

Hearts may push Hibs

Hearts could plunge Hibernian deeper into relegation trouble on Sunday.

Hibs fans turned up in Gorgie for the last derby looking for a relegation party but Hearts lasted another two games before their fate was sealed and now the joke could be on them if Gary Locke’s team continue recent trends.

Kane calls for fans’ input

Ex-Hibs star Paul Kane has warned that the club must give the fans a say in way it is run if they are to reverse their fortunes.

Kane says more needs to be done in order to climb out of the slump that will see Hibs end in the bottom six for the fourth time in a row. (Sun)

Wilson cool on Hibs relegation

Hearts players such as Scott Robinson and Dale Carrick have welcomed the prospect of Hibs joining them in the Championship next term but captain Danny Wilson was careful to avoid firing up their rivals as he launched the club’s new strip for next season.

“We find ourselves relegated and it’s not a position we wanted to be in. Over and above that, I’m not really fussed who comes down with us.”

Forster ban

Hibs will be without defender Jordon Forster after he was handed a one-match ban by the SFA.

The move comes after he was booked for the sixth time this season during the 2-0 loss to St Mirren last weekend. (Daily Mail)

Hamill sweat

The Scottish Football Association have yet to say whether Hearts midfielder Jamie Hamill will face further action over his barge on Ross County boss Derek Adams during his side’s 2-0 win on Saturday.

Hamill was shown a second yellow card - for adopting a threatening/aggressive attitude - after knocking Adams over following his successful penalty and will thus serve a one-match ban during Sunday’s derby.

In brief:

• Celtic have announced the surprise departure of assistant manager Johan Mjallby.

• Rangers boss Ally McCoist hopes to finally sit down with chief executive Graham Wallace and thrash out his budget for next season over the next 48 hours.

• Each member of the Manchester United board, including Sir Alex Ferguson, will be asked for their views on who should replace David Moyes in the coming days.

• Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is considering surrendering the Premier League title to Liverpool by fielding a weakened team at Anfield on Sunday to prioritise the Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid.

• Manager Nigel Pearson never suspected that Leicester would run away with the Sky Bet Championship.