Hearts/Hibs round-up: Kris Boyd| Kevin Thomson

Kris Boyd could be the focus of an intense battle between Rangers and Hearts.  Picture: SNS
Kris Boyd could be the focus of an intense battle between Rangers and Hearts. 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.

Hearts may land Boyd

Hearts could beat Rangers to sign Kris Boyd, Ally McCoist has admitted, as the Glasgow club can’t even be sure of their budget for next year.

Rangers have been keen to bring the striker back to Ibrox, but Gary Locks has stated that he is also on Hearts radar. (The Sun)

Lennon rage

Hibs midfielder Kevin Thomson has come under fire from St Mirren boss Danny Lennon, who says Thomson deceived referee Kevin Clancy into sending off Jim Goodwin.

Lennon says St Mirren plan to appeal the red card. (Daily Record)

Dale’s gym work pays off

Gary Locke has backed Dale Carrick’s new fitness regime after the striker’s bid to bulk up in the gym has resulted in four goals in just five games.

Locke says Carrick’s hard work to become a stronger player have paid off. (Daily Express)

Rangers’ Hibs fears

Rangers boss Ally McCoist is worried that next season’s Scottish Championship will be filled with some of the country’s biggest clubs.

They will be joined in the second flight by already-relegated Hearts from the Premiership, but it is the prospect of clubs like Hibs that could make things even tougher for Rangers.

In brief:

• Arnold Peralta has shaken off the hamstring pull that kept him out of Rangers’ 4-0 win over Stenhousemuir on Saturday to declare himself fit to face Ayr at Ibrox on Tuesday.

• St Mirren have confirmed they will appeal the red card handed to captain Jim Goodwin during Saturday’s win over Hibernian.

• David Moyes has left Manchester United.

• Tim Howard thinks Everton fans were wrong to mock David Moyes on his return to Goodison Park on Sunday.

• David Silva could miss Manchester City’s Barclays Premier League title run-in after being stretchered off in the second half of Monday night’s 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium.

• Jose Mourinho refused to discuss difficult domestic issues on the eve of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg with Atletico Madrid.

• Sean Dyche believes Burnley’s automatic promotion is an “historic” achievement after their against-the-odds return to the Barclays Premier League was clinched on Easter Monday.