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Keith Lasley: Warned team-mates against Rangers move. Picture: SNS

Keith Lasley: Warned team-mates against Rangers move. Picture: SNS

Ex-Dundee United manager Peter Houston declares his interest in the Hearts job, while Motherwell’s Keith Lasley warns team-mates Nicky Law and Chris Humphrey against a move to Rangers

Peter Houston confirms interest in Hearts job

Former Dundee United manager Peter Houston has declared his interest in taking over the hotseat at Hearts, but admitted that the post came with “loads of questions.”

“You look at the situation, the stadium, the training ground and a good squad of players. A lot of the high earners are going out in the summer and they are trying to bring it back to a club that is run properly with a proper budget.” (Daily Express)

Motherwell’s Keith Lasley warns team-mates against Rangers move

Keith Lasley has warned Nicky Law and Chris Humphrey against a move to Third Division Rangers. The midfielder is aware of rumours linking his highly-rated team-mates to Ibrox, but insisted that the chance of playing in Europe and remaining in the SPL should convince them to stay at Fir Park.

“[A] move to a club in Rangers’ position is something they would have to weigh up very carefully. They are a massive club but right now we don’t know what league they will be playing in next season.

“The only league they will not be playing in, most likely, is the top flight. What Nicky and Chris have at Motherwell is a real chance of European football next season.” (Evening Times)

Victor Wanyama fuels Celtic exit rumours

Victor Wanyama called for Celtic’s crestfallen squad to stick together after defeat in Turin sent them out of the Champions League - but suggested that he wasn’t certain whether he would be able to stick around long enough to have another crack at a European run with the club.

“[I don’t know] whether wem will all be together next season. I hope so but no-one knows yet.” (Daily Record)

Hibernian eye up South African full-back

Hibernian are weighing up a move for Vaughn Miller as the South African spends time at the club’s training ground hoping to win a move. The full-back is hoping to secure himself a club after leaving Swedish outfit AFC United. Pat Fenlon may do a deal in the summer to make up a shortfall that could see up to three defenders leave in the summer. (Daily Express)

IN BRIEF

• Rado Cierzniak has agreed a contract extension with Dundee United that will keep him at Tannadice until 2015. Jackie McNamara praised the goalkeeper, saying it was “good for the team to have him tied up.”

• Dundee defender Brian Easton is a target for St Johnstone in the summer. Easton will be a free agent in the summer. (The Sun)

 

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