Hearts/Hibs round-up: Hearts boost| Hibs cup hope

Terry Butcher. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Terry Butcher. 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.

No more punishment

The SPFL have given Hearts some good news after they confirmed that there will be no further sanctions or points penalties against them next season.

They said that no further punishments will be given if they exit administration as planned .(Daily Express)

Butcher backed for cup

Keith Wright says Terry Butcher could be the man to finally bring Hibs Scottish Cup glory.

After an extensive wait, Wright says Butcher and Maurice Malpas have given the Easter Road side a lift. (Sun)

Hearts can beat drop

Jason Holt says Hearts can still beat the drop, despite being 17 points adrift at the bottom of the table.

The Hearts midfielder says the squad has been boosted by the news that they are close to exiting administration. (Sun)

Booth trouble

Terry Butcher says Callum Booth has been put in a difficult position, as the on-loan star looks set to suit up for Raith in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup clash with Hibs.

Booth is currently halfway through a season-long loan deal with the Kirkcaldy club. (Various)

Griffiths can make it

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras insists Leigh Griffiths is good enough to fit straight into the Parkhead line-up.

The former Hibs striker was left out of the Hoops squad for Sunday’s 1-0 Scottish Premiership win over St Mirren following his deadline-day move from Wolves.

In Brief:

• Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell insists they will be ready for whatever Dunfermline throw at them in their William Hill Scottish Cup clash at Ibrox.

• Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season.

• Inverness have won their fight to allow Josh Meekings to play in the League Cup final.

• Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba is aiming to use his spell at St Mirren to revive his World Cup hopes.

• Rangers manager Ally McCoist is convinced his team have as much chance of stopping Celtic from winning the William Hill Scottish Cup as any other.

• St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright insists his players have already recovered from their semi-final heartache - claiming they are focused on reaching another.