Kick-off times and dates for Betfred Cup semi-finals, Neil Lennon is 'full of s**t', Premier League side eye Hearts ace, Celtic star to miss rest of the season - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

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Hibs v Celtic

Stories on Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Hibs and Livingston.

Chris Sutton reckons his former teammate Neil Lennon is "full of s**t" when he says that he's mellowed as a manager since returning to Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

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Chris Sutton believes that Vakoun Bayo has overtaken Leigh Griffiths in the Celtic pecking order. (Scottish Sun)
Southampton are the latest club to take an interest in Hearts full-back Aaron Hickey. The EPL side have been monitoring the prospect since the end of last season. (Daily Record)
Celtic youngster Calvin Miller will miss the rest of the season after requiring surgery following an injury sustained in a reserve game. (Scottish Sun)
Celtic and Hibs are likely to play each other on a Saturday evening when the two sides battle it out in the Betfred Cup semi-final. Hearts against Rangers is expected to take place the following day.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has called for Scottish referees to give players more protection following the incident which left his midfielder Joe Aribo with 20 stitches in a head wound. (The Scotsman)
In the wake of their fiercely contested Betfred Cup defeat by Rangers, Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes has denied his side use rough-house tactics. (The Scotsman)
Craig Halkett feels Hearts have regained belief and confidence after beating Hibs and Aberdeen. Now he wants them to continue climbing the Premiership table before the Betfred Cup semi-final with Rangers. (Evening News)
Hibernian keeper Chris Maxwell has revealed he could be willing to declare for Scotland. The 29-year-old Welshman, whose father hails from Scotland, has been promoted to the Easter Road starting XI. (The Scotsman)