Hearts/Hibs round-up:Richie Foran| Callum Paterson

Inverness are keen to stop Richie Foran heading to Edinburgh. Picture: SNS
Inverness are keen to stop Richie Foran heading to Edinburgh. 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.

Caley fear Foran wants Hibs spot

Inverness are desperate to stop Richie Foran following Terry Butcher to Hibs when his contract runs out in the summer.

The Highland club are looking to open contract talks with the star and even offer him a coaching role. (Daily Express)

Paterson is goal hero

Callum Paterson kept Scotland Under-21s’ European Championship hopes alive by grabbing a late equaliser against Georgia.

The Hearts forward came off the bench to find the back of the net after Giorgi Chanturia opened the scoring in the first half.

The draw kept the Scots level with the Georgians on seven points, with Holland and Slovakia out in front in Group 3 on 10 points.

Butcher wants heart

Terry Butcher says he wants total commitment and passion from the Hibs squad, as he takes over at Easter Road.

“We want the eplayers to put their heart and soul into everything they do on the training field and in life but oparticularly when they play football. (Daily Record).

Strachan praise for USA

Gordon Strachan has praised the determination of the USA to succeed ahead of Friday night’s Vauxhall International Challenge match against Scotland at Hampden Park.

‘Soccer’ still struggles to get the attention and profile of the more traditional sports in the United States - American Football, basketball and baseball - but it continues to go from strength to strength.

Naismith hounds Howard

Tim Howard is hoping to silence his chirpy Everton team-mate Steven Naismith when the two players come up against each other in the USA’s challenge match against Scotland at Hampden Park tonight.

The United States goalkeeper, who will skipper the visitors in the absence of injured striker Clint Dempsey, revealed the Scotland forward has been “chirping” in his ear in the build-up to the match.

In Brief:

• Roy Hodgson says the race for England’s World Cup squad is so open that even Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman has an outside chance of making the plane to Brazil.

• Wales will head into Saturday’s friendly with Finland boosted by the news manager Chris Coleman is to remain in charge for their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

• Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is hoping to have a better idea about the depth of his squad by the time he leaves Turkey.

• Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has urged skipper Robbie Keane to play on as long as he can before heading into coaching.