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Celtic midfielder McGeouch still in sights of Hibs boss Stubbs

Alan Stubbs

BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs insists he has not given up hope of re-signing Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch. McGeouch spent last season on loan at Easter Road and was a huge success as Hibs finished second in the Championship before missing out on promotion via the play-offs. Celtic […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Livingston boss Burchill thrilled with capture of Aberdeen youth skipper

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Livingston manager Mark Burchill believes he has signed a player good enough for the Premiership after snapping up freed Aberdeen midfielder Kieran Gibbons. The 20-year-old made just one substitute’s appearance at Aberdeen but captained the Dons under-20s side to their league title last season and Burchill did not […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Robbie Neilson acknowledges the importance of matching St Johnstone sharpness

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BY ALAN TEMPLE in Dublin – Capital City Press Robbie Neilson admits Hearts need to execute the perfect pre-season after acknowledging that St Johnstone have been handed a head start thanks to their European exploits. The Jambos play their first friendly this evening when they take on Irish Premier League outfit Bohemian at Dalymount Park […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Morgaro Gomis comfortable with Hearts expectations

Morgaro Gomis

BY ALAN TEMPLE in Dublin – Capital City Press Hearts stalwart Morgaro Gomis insists he is not feeling the pressure of living up to the lofty demands of owner Ann Budge – and reckons the Jambos are ready to “surprise” their top-flight rivals. Budge has made it clear that the minimum expectation for a club […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Danny Rogers hopes Falkirk loan can propel him to Aberdeen first team

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Goalkeeper Danny Rogers admits he hopes to be in a position to challenge for the Aberdeen jersey when his season-long loan spell at Falkirk comes to an end. The Republic of Ireland Under-21 shot-stopper has sealed a third temporary move away from Pittodrie having also turned out for […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson open to Jason Holt offers amid Rangers link

Jason Holt

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has assured Jason Holt that the Tynecastle club will consider any fair offer for his services amid reported interest from Rangers. The 22-year-old playmaker is out of contract after his deal expired earlier this summer, however the Jambos are due a development fee […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hearts and Dundee to face Everton in pre-season

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hearts and Dundee are the opposition for Everton after the English Premier League outfit announced they are heading north of the border to prepare for the new campaign. After returning from a trip to Singapore, the Toffees, who have Scotland internationalist Steven Naismith in their squad, take on […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hibs keeper Mark Oxley gets one proposal and makes another

Stanton will be available for a loan move away from Easter Road

By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs goalkeeper Mark Oxley admits he was thrilled to accept the proposal of a new two-year deal at Easter Road just weeks after getting engaged to long-term girlfriend Chloe. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a memorable summer after getting down on one knee while on holiday in Greece, before […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs not happy with Rangers’ public pursuit of Scott Allan

Hibernian Training Centre

By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs insists there is no better way to kick-off the season than a clash with Rangers, but admits he has been left disappointed by the Ibrox club’s public pursuit of Scott Allan. The two Championship rivals were drawn together in yesterday’s Petrofac Training Cup […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Keaghan Jacobs keen on South Africa switch after Livingston contract expires

Kyle Jacobs and Keaghan Jacobs

By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Keaghan Jacobs is hoping to clinch a move to South Africa after going on trial at Bidvest Wits. The 25-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Championship outfit Livingston expired and the Johannesburg-born midfielder is keen to ply his trade in the country of his birth. […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hibs striker Farid El Alagui raring to go following knee op

Stanton will be available for a loan move away from Easter Road

By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs striker Farid El Alagui insists he is praying for an injury-free season after undergoing a minor knee operation last month. The French-born Moroccan was sidelined for seven frustrating months last season after rupturing his Achilles tendon just six games into his Easter Road career.   El Alagui […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Neil Alexander insists Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson will only get better

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander insists Robbie Neilson will only get better as a head coach following his hugely successful maiden campaign in the dugout. After taking on his first managerial role at Tynecastle last summer, Scotland cap Neilson guided the Gorgie outfit to the Championship title with seven […]

June 28th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs relishing battle with Rangers assistant Davie Weir

Alan Stubbs

By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs admits he is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against friend Davie Weir – just two years after the former Scotland defender served as his assistant at Everton. The pair were team-mates for a total of fives years at Goodison Park and […]

June 28th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland Under-21 cap Tom Cairney thrilled over Fulham move

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Former Scotland Under-21 internationalist Tom Cairney has left Blackburn Rovers to join Fulham on a four-year deal. Rovers have received an undisclosed fee for the midfielder and Cairney has the option of a further 12-months when his initial contract expires.   Cairney, who has six Under-21 caps after […]

June 27th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Juanma Delgado reveals the sacrifices he made to join Hearts

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press New Hearts striker Juanma Delgado has revealed how he made financial sacrifices and turned down a move to Bristol City to chase his dream at Tynecastle. The Spaniard signed a three-year deal with Robbie Neilson’s side on Thursday after negotiating a complex release from Greek side Kalloni. The […]

June 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Danny Handling and Sam Stanton facing uncertain Hibs futures

Alan Stubbs

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs has confirmed that Sam Stanton and Danny Handling are free to look for opportunities away from Easter Road after confirming that the duo are likely to be bit-part players next season. Dundee have been credited with an interest in taking Stanton, who made […]

June 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Ex-Aberdeen youngster Ryan Fraser joins Ipswich Town on loan

Ryan Fraser

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Scotland under-21 star Ryan Fraser is targeting a second successive promotion after joining Ipswich Town as part of Tyrone Mings’ record-breaking switch to Bournemouth. Fraser, who joined the Cherries from Aberdeen in January 2013, made 27 appearances during their shock march to the Championship title but struggled to […]

June 27th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon secures James Craigen after lengthy chase

James Craigen

BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon secured his seventh summer signing by snapping up former Partick Thistle midfielder James Craigen – after pursuing the player for a month. The 24-year-old, who joined the Jags from Edinburgh University in 2012, boasts 59 Scottish Premiership appearances in the last two seasons, […]

June 27th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson welcomes Juanma Delgado to Tynecastle

Juanma Delgado

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has welcomed his third summer signing to the club after recruiting Spanish striker Juanma Delgado on a three-year deal. The 24-year-old officially put pen to paper on a contract at the club’s Riccarton training base after jetting into Edinburgh yesterday morning. Subject to […]

June 26th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Celtic target Ikechi Anya ready to take on Manchester United and City with Watford

Ikechi Anya

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Scotland winger Ikechi Anya admits he cannot wait to go up against some of the best players in the world following Watford’s promotion back to the English top-flight. The 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Celtic prior to Hoops assistant manager John Collins confessing that they […]

June 26th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

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