Hearts/Hibs round-up: Terry Butcher| UBIG| Rangers

Terry Butcher says the players are already keen to make changes at Hibs.  Picture: Neil Hanna
Terry Butcher says the players are already keen to make changes at Hibs. Picture: Neil Hanna
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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.

Butcher sees hope for Hibs

Terry Butcher believes his new charges at Hibernian have already bought into the changes he wants to make at the club.

“They have shown the enthusiasm (in training) and they have been very impressive in their passion and energy. I couldn’t have asked for any more,” He said.

BDO talks start

Hearts administrators BDO have begun talks with the insolvency firm controlling UBIG in a bid to save the club from liquidation.

The remnants of the troubled investment firm are due to vote at a creditor’s meeting on Friday. (Daily Record)

Hibs to surprise

Terry Butcher is looking for Hibernian to “surprise” people with the type of football they play under him - but only in a positive way.

“We want them to surprise people by the way that they play, surprise them in a nice way, not a negative way,” he said. “That means they have to have the confidence in themselves to go out there and give their best.

Paterson one to watch

Gary Locke says Callum Paterson has returned from Scotland U-21 duty in a buoyant mood this week, after he grabbed a wonder goal last week.

The Hearts boss says 19-year-old Paterson is on course to develop into a top class right winger. (Daily Mail)

Strachan unhappy at performance

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan admitted his side were second best despite beating Norway in Molde last night.

The Dark Blues were outplayed for much of the friendly encounter at the Aker Stadion but came up with another confidence-boosting victory when Scott Brown struck the game’s only goal after 61 minutes.

Rangers name new CEO

Rangers have this morning named ex-Manchester City executive Graham Wallace as their new chief executive.

Wallace, 52, will seek to bring some stability to Rangers. His predecessor, Craig Mather, was forced out of the job after only months, undermined by feuding between rival factions seeking to control the club.

In Brief:

• Scotland defender Gordon Greer last night played down Scott Brown’s latest controversial off-the-ball incident in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Norway.

• England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted he will not be panicked into asking former captain John Terry to reconsider his decision to retire from international duty ahead of the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

• Martin O’Neill is confident the Republic of Ireland have the firepower to win games if they continue to be hard to beat.