Hearts/Hibs round-up: Rudi Skacel| Hibs injury

Rudi Skacel had previously trained with Hearts. Picture: SNS
Rudi Skacel had previously trained with 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 win more pledges

The Foundation of Hearts has had more pledges from fans in the last two weeks than they did the previous two months, as Ann Budge looks to save the stricken club.

If all goes to schedule, Budge will run the club for around two years after the club exits administration in April. (Daily Record)

Robertson out

Hibernian boss Terry Butcher has confirmed that midfielder Scott Robertson will be out for up to two months.

A scan on a knee injury suffered in an under-20s match last week proved Robertson has torn his medial ligament as the club feared.

Skacel snubs Albion

Albion Rovers have failed in a bid to sign ex-Hearts hero Rudi Skacel ahead of their Scottish Cup quarter final with Rangers.

Skacel’s knockback comes after Rovers also failed to sign Derek Riordan as he went to Alloa. (Daily Express)

Haynes surprise

Hibs striker Danny Haynes admits he has been surprised by the standard of Scottish football.

The on-loan Notts County forward said: “It’s not what I thought it would be. It’s like the Premiership, Championship and League One all in one league up here.”

In brief:

• Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster claims he has given little thought to his record-breaking clean-sheet feats.

• Motherwell and Dunfermline are among clubs to back a week celebrating and promoting community ownership in Scotland.

• Gordon Strachan is excited about his first major draw as Scotland manager - but completely relaxed about the identity of his Euro 2016 opponents.

• Arsene Wenger refused to concede defeat in the Champions League last-16 tie with Bayern Munich despite needing to overturn a two-goal deficit to the defending champions to advance.

• Holland coach Louis van Gaal has reaffirmed his interest in working in the Premier League next season - but will not restrict his options to Tottenham.

• Swansea boss Garry Monk believes “there was no real point” to his predecessor Michael Laudrup holding a press conference after being dismissed as manager.

• Tottenham captain Michael Dawson is dreaming of leading the team to Europa League success this season - but first he must overcome the side managed by the man who was in charge at White Hart Lane when the England defender endured his toughest test.