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HEARTS hope to have striker Stephen Elliott available for Saturday’s league encounter with Dunfermline after a three-match absence with a hip injury. The Irishman’s recovery is progressing well and he has a chance of featuring at East End Park this weekend.
ADRIAN MROWIEC openly admits that last Sunday against St Mirren was his worst performance of the season.
Hibs star Ian Murray was today seeing the surgeon who carried out his hip operation after admitting his recovery has been much slower than expected.
HEARTS retained the third strongest squad in Scotland despite many predicting a desperate January in Gorgie. Consequently, they remain powerful contenders to qualify for European football at the end of another tumultuous season.
NEW Rangers trialist Michael Uchebo says he would love a crack at British football.
Ayrshire junior outfit Auchinleck Talbot have been paired against SPL side Hearts in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
In today’s Rumour Mill: Rangers keeper Allan McGregor attracts interest from Greece; Indian clubs keep a tight grip on strike duo; Jordan Rhodes on Celtic’s radar; plus the rest of the day’s football news and gossip.
Aberdeen defender Youl Mawene said he was right to criticise his team-mates for their poor start to the season.
AS THE fans of Aberdeen and Hibs left Easter Road on Saturday, they could only reflect on a season which saw them both come close to the relegation zone at one time, and which ended with them finishing just ninth and tenth respectively.
The final blast of referee Willie Collum's whistle would have come as a blessed relief to Hibs supporters, signalling as it did the end of what has been a thoroughly miserable season for fans of the Easter Road outfit.
JAMIE Langfield, the Aberdeen goalkeeper, has agreed a new one-year contract to end uncertainty over his future.
HIBS ended a miserable season by slumping to tenth place in the SPL table as Aberdeen staged a storming second half comeback to leapfrog an Easter Road side which managed just one point from their final six matches, all of which were played against opposition bottom six opposition.
IT'S been a season of two halves, both of them rank rotten.
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has already begun the process of trying to replace Paul Hartley, who has announced his retirement.
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Aberdeen leapfrogged Hibs into ninth place in the Clydesdale Bank SPL final table thanks to three second-half goals from Josh Magennis and Chris Maguire that stunned the home crowd.
Former Hearts and Hibs star Paul Hartley is hanging up his boots after terminating his contract with Aberdeen.
In today's Rumour Mill: McGregor looks forward to contract talks with Whyte; Out-of-favour Dane set for Celtic return; McInnes declines move south; plus the rest of the day's football news and gossip.