Rumour Mill: Swansea and Old Firm eye midfield ace | Gerrard to manage Rangers? | Hibs ‘second best’ in Scotland

Swansea City rival Celtic and Rangers for Scottish Premiership midfielder; bookies slash odds on Steven Gerrard taking the reins at Ibrox and Scott Brown has crowned Hibs the best team in Scotland - after Celtic.

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Angus Beith won the Ladbrokes League 1 Player of the Month award for January for his performances on loan at Stranraer. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Inverness Caley Thistle sign Hearts midfielder Angus Beith

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson has raided his former club Hearts to sign midfielder Angus Beith on a three-year deal.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Burnley ace | Celtic target Arsenal goalkeeper | Key Rangers duo doubtful for Old Firm clash

Rangers keen to sign Scott Arfield from Burnley on a pre-contract; Celtic monitoring Arsenal goalkeeper at the centre of contract tussle and Wes Foderingham could miss the final Old Firm clash of the season

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Hearts skipper Christophe Berra stands up to Daniel Candeias. Picture: SNS.

Christophe Berra vows: Hearts will be better next season

Hearts captain Christophe Berra has promised the club’s fans they will see a more purposeful and cohesive team next season.

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Rangers' Jason Cummings celebrates his goal to make it 1-0. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Rangers 2 - 1 Hearts: Five things we learned

Andy Harrow gives his take on Rangers’ routine 2-1 victory over Hearts as they move back into second place.

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Rangers 2 - 1 Hearts: How the players rated

All Rangers and Hearts players rated after the 2-1 win for the Ibrox men.

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Rangers' Jason Cummings celebrates his goal to make it 1-0. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Rangers 2 - 1 Hearts: Cummings and Candeias see off limp Hearts

Even for a team as low on self-esteem as Rangers must have been in the aftermath of their Scottish Cup semi-final capitulation, a visit from Hearts always offers them encouragement.

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The Union Bears, a Rangers ultras group, display the banner ahead of kick-off. Picture: Getty Images

Rangers fans display banner as part of ‘silent protest’

Rangers fans held up a banner at Ibrox ahead of the club’s Ladbrokes Premiership match with Hearts this afternoon as part of a planned protest.

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Rumour Mill: Pena set for early Rangers return | New Celtic kit leaked? | Rodgers cool over Arsenal link

Carlos Pena set for early Rangers return; has the new Celtic kit been leaked ahead of its official launch and Brendan Rodgers cool over Arsenal link

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Graeme Murty organises training during his 'hardest week in football'. Photograph: Craig Foy/SNS

Graeme Murty: Quitting would have been the easy way out for me

The disintegration of Rangers at Hampden last Sunday infiltrated all aspects of the Ibrox club. How much it even seeped into the mind of Graeme Murty, the Ibrox manager does not attempt to downplay. The 4-0 evisceration by Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final did not only end his prospects of being retained in the role beyond the six-month contract that the man formerly the club’s under-20s coach was handed at Christmas. Murty admits that the mortifying nature of his side’s capitulation meant there was a moment at the national stadium he considered quitting then and there.

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Naismith walked away from Ibrox in 2012 and isn't bothered by Rangers fans' flak; he's now happy at Hearts. Photograph: Ross Parker/SNS

Steven Naismith: Leaving Rangers was the right decision

In his first appearance at Ibrox since walking away from the liquidated Rangers in 2012, Steven Naismith ran a gauntlet of hate. Just back from injury, he was one of the Hearts substitutes in February and instead of escaping to the middle of the park, he was greeted with a chorus of abuse from the home fans whenever he ventured out of the dug-out to warm up.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic won’t stop Rodgers exit| Murty vows: ‘I won’t hide’ | McCann and Wright feud heats up

Celtic’s major shareholder Dermot Desmond, in a rare media interview, revealed he would not stand in Rodgers’ way if the opportunity to move to Arsenal presented itself.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein will discourage all enquiries about Harry Cochrane after the midfielder signed a new three-year deal. Picture: SNS.

Hearts’ Harry Cochrane sets out to beef himself up

Harry Cochrane elbowed his way into the Hearts first team this season but it is his shoulder that bore the brunt of his graduation.

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Harry Cochrane is tied to Hearts until 2021

New Hearts deal will keep Harry Cochrane on road to stardom

Earlier this month, Hearts fans voted the 4-0 thumping of Celtic at Tynecastle Park in December as the moment of the season at this year’s awards ceremony.

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Harry Cochrane puts pen to paper on new Hearts contract

Harry Cochrane has signed a one-year extension to his current contract, keeping him at Tynecastle until 2021.

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Rumour Mill: Two SPFL clubs chase Kenny Miller | further unrest at Ibrox | Rangers agree new kit deal

Hibs and Motherwell are leading the chase to sign Kenny Miller, there is further unrest in the Ibrox dressing room, and Rangers have agreed a new kit deal with Hummel.

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Justin Fashanu tussles with Celtic's Tony Mowbray in a game at Tynecastle in 1993. Picture: EN

Ex Hearts star Justin Fashanu ‘was paid £75k to hide sexuality’

FORMER Hearts player Justin Fashanu was paid £75,000 not to reveal he was gay, his younger brother John has admitted.


First 20 minutes of Rangers’ clash with Hearts ‘will define run-in’

Lee McCulloch believes the first 20 minutes of Rangers’ home game against Hearts on Sunday is key to the rest of their season.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic keen on Manning? | Bain to shun EPL for Celtic deal | Ex-Hearts boss for Rangers?

Hoops linked with QPR midfielder Ryan Manning; Scott Bain could shun Stoke City to stay at Celtic and Robbie Neilson coy over Rangers link

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