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Partick Thistle v Hearts: Match preview and probable line-ups

Hearts travel to Maryhill tomorrow hoping to build on impressive results against Aberdeen and Hamilton Academical, while Partick will be looking to bounce back from their midweek Betfred Cup exit at the hands of Rangers.

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Hearts coach Jon Daly supervises training as head coach Craig Levein takes a back seat. Picture: SNS.

Craig Levein sees teamwork as way forward for Hearts

Craig Levein is talking about how he has changed as a 
manager. The job still gets his juices flowing but he is more mellow, more trusting of those around him and, consequently, happier to delegate. Some things haven’t altered, though.

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Ross McCrorie, right, with Fabio Cardoso. Picture: SNS

Ex-Hearts striker backs Ross McCrorie to handle Old Firm pressure

Dumbarton striker Christian Nade has backed Ross McCrorie to handle the pressure of an Old Firm derby should the young defender be thrown into the deep-end at Ibrox this weekend.

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Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘wanted to sign Rangers player’ | Gers legend warns Caixinha | Sutton/Gordon rift intensifies

Brendan Rodgers admits he wanted to sign current Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans for Swansea; John Brown warns Pedro Caixinha to buck up his ideas for Old Firm clash and Chris Sutton brands Craig Gordon ‘thin-skinned’

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Hibernian's last trip to Hampden ended in a 3-2 defeat to Aberdeen - but Neil Lennon's men are heading back to G42 for the 21st time since the year 2000. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs set to make 21st appearance at Hampden since 2000

Hibs are set to make their 21st cup appearance at Hampden Park since the year 2000, following Tuesday night’s victory over Livingston.

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Playing at centre-half in the league victory  at Inverness on Saturday, Livingstons Nikolay Todorov celebrates his goal. Picture: SNS

Hearts man Nikolay Todorov desperate to impress at Easter Road

Livingston striker Nikolay Todorov insists he will not care if he is the target of flak from the Hibs supporters in tonight’s Betfred Cup quarter-final.

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Rumour Mill: No SFA ban for Windass | Boyata set for new deal | Manager reveals why he turned down Celtic

Josh Windass escapes any SFA action over his gesture to Partick fans; Celtic keen to tie down Boyata on longer deal and Owen Coyle has revealed why he turned down Celtic job

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Moussa Dembele in action for Celtic. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

5 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership weekend

Week six of the Ladbrokes Premiership saw champions Celtic move clear at the top of the table as Aberdeen dropped points at home to Kilmarnock, while Dundee recorded their first win of the league campaign.

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Ross Callachan, left, celebrates his goal

Craig Levein’s work ethic pays off as Hearts win at Hamilton

With the failed Ian Cathro experiment rapidly becoming a sepia-tinted memory, optimism has returned to 
Riccarton. The confusion generated by the rookie manager’s public pronouncements were often mirrored on the field, where uncertainty was a recurring theme.

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Hearts' Ross Callachan celebrates his first goal for his boyhood team. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Hamilton 1 - 2 Hearts: Craig Levein revival continues

Hearts moved above Hamilton and up to seventh place in the Premiership with the first victory of manager Craig Levein’s second reign. It was a hard-fought affair, though, as his side spent the final two-thirds of the game on the back foot.

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Brendan Rodgers with Kolo Toure. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Rodgers on Euro ‘gulf’ | Rangers star faces Old Firm fitness race | Toure on Celtic staff

Brendan Rodgers says action should be taken to enforce Euopean fair play rules. Rangers captain Lee Wallace is in a fitness race to be fit for Celtic match and Kolo Toure has rejoined Celtic as a coach.

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Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves was bitterly disappointed not to get on the scoresheet against Aberdeen last weekend. Picture: SNS

Isma Goncalves much fitter under Craig Levein’s regime at Hearts

Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves has explained how the players need to earn their Wednesday day off by complying with new manager Craig Levein’s demands on the training pitch.

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Hamilton’s David Templeton out to prove Hearts boo boys wrong

David Templeton is determined to prove the boo boys wrong when Hamilton face Hearts tomorrow.

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Esmael Goncalves admits Hearts were underprepared under Ian Cathro. Picture: SNS

Esmael Goncalves: Hearts are a fitter team under Craig Levein

Striker Esmael Goncalves has admitted Hearts have lacked fitness in the early stages of the season.

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Rumour Mill: Neil Doncaster’s Rangers EBT letter | Rangers star has no interest in EBT row | new deal for Boyata

Neil Doncaster will face a questioning by the SPFL board about a letter sent to the SFA, Lee Wallace says he doesn’t know the meaning of the word “liquidation”, and Dedryck Boyata is set to be given a new deal at Celtic.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein, left, discusses strategy with assistant Austin MacPhee. Picture: SNS.

Celtic dominance makes spying worthless for Hearts’ Craig Levein

Hearts manager Craig Levein has acknowledged that Celtic are so far ahead of the rest of Scottish football that his spying mission at Hamilton last Friday was a waste of time.

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Demolition work continues at Tynecastle park stadium as they knock down the old stand and construct the new home stand. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Hearts fans ‘troll Tesco’ with Tynecastle tweet

A Tesco at Tynecastle was once a jibe aimed at Hearts fans during their financial difficulties, but a cheeky tweet to Tesco from a Hearts fan has poked fun at those who used to revel in their misfortune.

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Rumour Mill: Everton to swoop for Anthony Ralston | Rangers plan January SPFL raid | Mikael Lustig slams Neymar

Everton are planning a January bid for Anthony Ralston, Rangers are looking to offer Kenny McLean a pre-contract in January, and Mikael Lustig believes Neymar will never be as loved as Lionel Messi.

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Hearts' John Souttar, right, competes with Aberdeen's Stevie May at BT Murrayfield. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Craig Levein: I’m even more upset we didn’t beat Aberdeen

Hearts manager Craig Levein says watching a rerun of last weekend’s goalless draw with Aberdeen has made him even more disappointed that his side did not collect all three points.

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