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Hearts boss Robbie Neilson praises squad for understanding his demands

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has praised the squad for meeting the demands he is placing on them – especially since it means working on Sundays. The Tynecastle outfit sit proudly at the Premiership summit after maintaining their flawless start with a fourth straight league win at Ross […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

“I told them I would score!” Jason Cummings emerges as Hibs match-winner

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Jason Cummings enjoyed the last laugh over his doubting Hibs teammates – after living up to his goalscoring guarantee against Morton. The 20-year-old was dropped to the bench following the Hibees’ dismal 2-1 defeat against Dumbarton nine days ago and, with a point to prove, Cummings assured his […]

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Luca Gasparotto determined to use Morton loan spell to realise Rangers ambition

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Luca Gasparotto is determined to follow in the footsteps of Barrie McKay by using a loan spell in the Championship to catapult himself into the plans of Rangers boss Mark Warburton. The towering 20-year-old joined the Greenock side on a six-month deal following talks with Warburton, who is […]

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Botti Biabi on his way to Swansea City as boss Peter Houston insists Falkirk will not stand in way of young talent

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Peter Houston insists Falkirk will never stand in the way of their best young talent bettering themselves, as teenage striker Botti Biabi closes in on a six-figure move to Swansea City. The 19-year-old was down in Wales at the weekend to undergo a medical with the English Premier […]

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Nathan Oduwa meant “no disrespect” on eye-catching Rangers debut, says Mark Warburton

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Rangers boss Mark Warburton admits he was “not a fan” of Nathan Oduwa’s showboating against Alloa – but denied the on-loan Tottenham Hotspur starlet meant any disrespect. The gifted 19-year-old announced himself to the Gers faithful in memorable fashion yesterday, producing a series of crowd-pleasing flicks and tricks after […]

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Robbie Neilson admits Hearts are being priced out of Milen Gamakov chase

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Robbie Neilson has expressed his admiration for Bulgarian midfielder Milen Gamakov but admits Hearts are being priced out of a deal for the player by his club. Botev Plovdiv are thought to be demanding around £350,000 for the highly-rated 21-year-old, with Serie A club Palermo also reportedly interested […]

August 15th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Callum Paterson hails “best ever” Robbie Neilson and Craig Levein

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Callum Paterson insists he is learning to curb his enthusiasm on Hearts’ return to the top-flight thanks to invaluable advice from two of Scotland’s “best ever” defenders. The 20-year-old originally burst into the Jambos first-team as a striker under John McGlynn during the 2012/13 campaign and has retained […]

August 15th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Queen of the South land Kyle Hutton and Paul Heffernan

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Queen of the South have confirmed the double signing of Kyle Hutton and Paul Heffernan on deals until January. Former Rangers midfielder Hutton and experienced striker Heffernan have landed short-term contracts after initially going on trial with James Fowlers’ side.   Hutton made ten appearances in the Championship […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hull City make improved bid for Scotland star Shaun Maloney

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Scotland forward Shaun Maloney is the subject of an improved bid from Hull City, according to reports. Maloney’s club Chicago Fire rejected the English Championship outfit’s opening offer last week but Tigers manager Steve Bruce is refusing to throw in the towel over his attempt to land the […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Raith Rovers take forwards Anthony Costa and Onur Yildiz on trial following loss of Lewis Vaughan to injury

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Raith Rovers are running the rule over two trialists as manager Ray McKinnon comes to term with the long-term loss of teenage star Lewis Vaughan. With Vaughan having it confirmed this week that he has ruptured the cruciate ligament in his knee, an injury that is likely to […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Dunfermline run rule over ex-Hibs, Dundee and Hamilton striker Mickael Antoine-Curier

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Former Dundee, Hibernian and Hamilton Accies striker Mickael Antoine-Curier could be set for a move to Dunfermline after joining the League One side on trial. The 32-year-old is a free agent after being released by Burton Albion at the end of last season following the English side’s promotion […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hearts quoted £350,000 for Bulgarian prospect Milen Gamakov

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hearts have been told they will need to shell out around £350,000 for highly-rated Bulgarian midfielder Milen Gamakov. However, the player’s agent is adamant the Premiership leaders remain interested in the Botev Plovdiv starlet. The Jambos have already seen one bid for the 21-year-old knocked back, after reportedly offering £100,000 […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Lee Miller finds the net for Falkirk as Peter Houston hunts striker

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Falkirk are running the rule over former fans’ favourite Lee Miller as Peter Houston continues to search for a striker. The 32-year-old, who was released by Kilmarnock during the close season, impressed as a trialist for the Bairns’ development squad on Tuesday night, scoring with a towering header […]

August 13th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Worst fears realised for Raith Rovers starlet Lewis Vaughan

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Raith Rovers starlet Lewis Vaughan has seen his worst fears realised after he was diagnosed with ruptured knee ligaments. The 19-year-old, who kicked off the season with two goals in his first two games, suffered the injury during a seemingly innocuous collision against Albion Rovers.   He travelled […]

August 13th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Barcelona star Gerard Pique aims tirade at ‘scandalous’ Willie Collum in Super Cup final

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Scottish referee Willie Collum has become the centre of attention after the European Super Cup final following a foul-mouthed rant by Barcelona superstar Gerard Pique. The controversial whistler, so often the subject of scorn in the domestic game, was handed the prestigious assignment by Uefa and oversaw a […]

August 13th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Gavin Reilly seeks chance to partner on-form Juanma in Hearts attack

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Gavin Reilly has already learned plenty just from watching Juanma in action – now he wants the chance to partner Hearts’ new goal-scoring hero. The Spaniard has grabbed the headlines and the supporters’ adulation so far with a goal on his Premiership debut against St Johnstone and a […]

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Kevin Cuthbert hopes working as a personal trainer will help keep him fit for Raith Rovers

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Kevin Cuthbert hopes ‘moonlighting’ as a personal trainer can help him stay injury-free with Raith Rovers this season. The former St Johnstone, Hamilton Accies, Morton and Ayr United keeper suffered a nightmare spell last term, with a shoulder injury keeping him sidelined for seven months following surgery. The […]

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

El Bakhtaoui ‘on fire’ but Dunfermline success down to hard-working squad says Allan Johnston

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Allan Johnston has hailed on ‘on-fire’ striker Faissal El Bakhtaoui – but insists Dunfermline’s early-season form is down to the strength of their squad. The Pars began their League One campaign with a 6-1 thrashing of Brechin City at the weekend, taking their goals tally to an incredible […]

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Scotland fall to worst-ever place in rankings as Rugby World Cup preparations begin in earnest

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Scotland have fallen to a miserable 12th in the world – their worst-ever placing – in the latest official rankings produced by World Rugby. Vern Cotter’s side dropped one place from 11th, despite not playing at the weekend, thanks to Tonga’s victory over Scotland’s World Cup opponents, Japan, […]

August 11th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Robbie Neilson expects new Hearts defence to take time to gel

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Robbie Neilson has warned it will take his cosmopolitan Hearts defence time to find the right blend. The Tynecastle outfit have revamped their rearguard this summer following the departure of captain Danny Wilson for Rangers, with three of their five new signings being added to the defensive options. […]

August 11th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

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