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Gary Locke: Wants new owners to have club at heart.  Picture: Phil WilkinsonGary Locke: Wants new owners to have club at heart.  Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Gary Locke: Wants new owners to have club at heart. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
SPFL created, Hearts have too few players, Rangers splash out on fancy new bus, Chris Killen back at Hibs?

SPFL finally here

Scottish Professional Football League was finally created at Hampden last night after a marathon 16-hour meeting of club representatives.

The deal was finally clinched just before 11pm last night. (Scotsman)

Hearts woes continue

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Hearts don’t even have enough players left for a bounce game, after manager Gary Locke took pre-season training yesterday.

He had just 21 players there, and three of them were goalkeepers. (Sun)

Blue bus

Rangers have splashed out on a fancy new state-of-the-art bus, which has wi-fi, games consoles, satellite TV, and even a treatment table for injured players.

The coach even has cooking and food storage points to serve meals after matches. (Daily Record)

Hughes in Perth

Former Aberdeen midfielder Stephen Hughes has joined St Johnstone in training.

Hughes could hope to fill the role which had been set out for Richard Brittain before his pre-contract was ripped up. (Daily Express)

Killen return?

Hibs are looking to bring Chris Killen back to Easter Road.

The striker is said to be high on Pat Fenlon’s list of targets after he lost a number of attackers this summer. (Sun)

Sutton leaves Hearts

As predicted, John Sutton has now parted with Hearts, after administrators BDO made him redundant.

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Sutton had refused to see out the rest of his contract on half pay. (Scotsman)

• Motherwell could be the club to sign Sutton, though Partick and Aberdeen are also said to be interested. (Daily Mail)

McIntyre takes Queens role

Jim McIntyre has landed the vacant Queen of the South manager position.

The former Dunfermline man has taken the role left by Allan Johnston, who went to Kilmarnock. (Various)

Law anger at Rangers

Nicky Law has told of how he has forgiven Rangers for “putting ten men at the back” when they held his beloved Manchester United to a draw in 2010.

The Man U fan was angry at having paid for a ticket and only seeing one shot on goal, but has now pledged to help Rangers climb up the table next season. (Various)

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