Hearts and Hibernian cup final stars: where are they now?

Garry O'Connor: Now plying trade in Siberia
Garry O'Connor: Now plying trade in Siberia
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THE line-ups for tomorrow’s Scottish Cup clash between Hibs and Hearts will show a glut of changes since their showdown in last season’s final on 19 May. Here is what has happened to the Hampden combatants


Mark Brown – free transfer to Ross County for whom he has appeared just twice this season.

Matt Doherty – was on loan from Wolves, who have since loaned him out to Bury.

Paul Hanlon – still at Hibs and playing regularly.

James McPake – club captain. Loan move from Coventry has been made permanent, but misses tomorrow’s match with a back injury.

Jorge Claros – Honduran, on loan from Motagua, has been a regular in the Hibs midfield this season.

Tom Soares – loanee was released by Stoke in the summer and joined Bury on non-contract basis last month.

Lewis Stevenson – still at Hibs and recently back from injury. Has made ten appearances this season.

Pa Kujabi – the Gambian has played just once this season, a Scottish Communities League Cup defeat at Queen of the South. Sent off in last season’s final, he is suspended anyway for tomorrow’s match.

Isaiah Osbourne – left Hibs in the summer on a free transfer to Blackpool, for whom he has played 15 times.

Garry O’Connor – ended his second spell at Hibs with a free transfer to Siberian club Tom Tomsk, and was sent off on his debut. One goal in six games in Russia so far.

Leigh Griffiths – loan spell from Wolves has been extended until January. Has been an inspirational figure for Hibs this season, his 13 goals making him the SPL’s top scorer.


George Francomb (for Soares) – loanee from Norwich, is now on loan at AFC Wimbledon.

Ivan Sproule (for Claros) - still at Easter Road, but struggling to claim a starting place.

Eoin Doyle (for O’Connor) - Playing regularly for Hibs alongside Griffiths. Five goals this season.


Jamie MacDonald - has started every match for Hearts so far.

Ryan McGowan – Australian an ever-present this season

Andy Webster – still a defensive stalwart at Tynecastle.

Marius Zaliukas – captain is another ever-present.

Danny Grainger – cruciate ligament injury last weekend has ruled him out for rest of season.

Suso Santana – returned to former club, Tenerife.

Darren Barr – still at Hearts and another ever-present this season.

Ian Black – contract was not renewed. Joined Rangers in July.

Andy Driver – still at Hearts. Inconsistent form has seen him flit in and out of the team.

Rudi Skacel – two-goal final hero was out of contract and clubless until signing a short-term deal with Dundee United in October.

Steven Elliott – not retained by Hearts and joined Coventry City, making 13 appearances this season.


Mehdi Taouil (for Driver) - still at Hearts and playing regularly.

Craig Beattie (for Santana) - turned down new contract on reduced terms. Joined St Johnstone and has made three substitute appearances.

Scott Robinson (for Black) - still at Hearts, starting mostly on the bench.