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 boss Gary Locke has been rocked by a fresh injury blow after winger David Smith was ruled out for six weeks with a fractured knee.
The 20-year-old was hurt during the first half of the League Cup semi-final against Inverness and failed to reappear for the second half at Easter Road.
Duncan Watmore says he was left battered and bruised after the loss to Raith last week.
However, the 19-year-old says it means he’s doing his job well if the opposition want to take him down. (Sun)
Hibs are short in the midfield for the visit of Ross county, after Scott Robertson limped out of an under-20s clash with Hearts on Tuesday night.
Liam Craig is already suspended, leaving Terry Butcher with a bit of a headache. (Daily Record)
• The Rangers Supporters Trust has announced it now holds over half a million shares in the Ibrox outfit after buying a further 200,000 this week.
• Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk claims his first season in Scotland has proved to be everything he wanted from his Parkhead switch.
• Defiant Manchester United boss David Moyes insists all is not yet lost for his team in the quest to finish in the top four of the Barclays Premier League after battling to a goalless draw at title-challengers Arsenal.
• Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen felt his side were worthy of a draw against Liverpool after another strong performance in their battle for Barclays Premier League survival.
• Everton tried to make the best of a bad situation by giving a Malaysian fan the VIP treatment after severe weather forced the late postponement of their Premier League game against Crystal Palace.
• Roy Hodgson made a concerted effort to end any talk of John Terry coming out of international retirement on Wednesday.
• Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is expecting the battle for the top four to go all the way down to the last month of the Barclays Premier League season.