Hearts/Hibs round-up: Gary Locke| Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths shows his joy in front of the Hearts fans. Picture: SNS
Leigh Griffiths shows his joy in front of the Hearts fans. Picture: SNS
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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.

Worst person to score

Hearts kid Sam Nicholson says the worst moment on Saturday was when Leigh Griffiths scored.

He said: “It was a wee bit gutting. We didn’t want any of them to score but Leigh Griffiths scoring is a wee bit hurtful.”

Butcher content with draw

Hibernian manager Terry Butcher was content with a 1-1 draw that extended his side’s unbeaten run against Kilmarnock to eight games.

While the point brought the Edinburgh club level with St Johnstone in sixth place, Butcher’s men passed up a great opportunity to get themselves into the top six of the Scottish Premiership for the first time this season.

Locke pleased

Gary Locke was pleased with his side’s efforts in the 2-0 loss to Celtic, especially given they lost 7-0 on the previous visit.

“I think you could see from the game there has been a massive improvement in the team from the start of the season. And if they keep improving, they will all have big futures in the game.”

Nelson says Hibs deserved win

Michael Nelson says Hibs deserved a win against Kilmarnock, after leaving with a draw.

He reckons Hibs dominated most of the game and were unlucky to leave with just a share of the points. (Sun)

In brief:

• Brendan Rodgers has no intention of compromising Liverpool’s attacking philosophy as he attempts to cure his side’s defensive ills.

• Alan Pardew saluted skipper Fabricio Coloccini after seeing him return from injury to lead Newcastle to a precious Barclays Premier League victory over Aston Villa.

• Luke Wright has a pressing motivation to put himself in pole position for England’s new era.

• England boss Roy Hodgson fears UEFA’s new format for international qualifiers will reduce even further the time he has with the team.