Friday's Scottish gossip

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Hibernian have told Edinburgh rivals Hearts they will not give them a guard of honour before Sunday's derby at Easter Road. (Various)

The SPFL are gearing themselves up for a nightmare fixture scenario if the race for the top six goes down to the wire, with clubs potentially only having two days to make arrangements for post-split fixtures if it comes down to Dundee v Celtic on 22 April. (Daily Star)

Celtic assistant manager John Collins says "times have changed" since the days of Rangers domination, and winning the treble would confirm the power shift to the other side of Glasgow was complete. (Various)

John Collins (left) faced current Rangers manager Stuart McCall in many Old Firm games
John Collins (left) faced current Rangers manager Stuart McCall in many Old Firm games

Kilmarnock are leading the chase for Falkirk goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald, with Motherwell and St Mirren also keen to sign the former Hearts man. (Daily Mail)

And, Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke hailed weekend opponents Aberdeen as "magnificent", and says their challenge for the title has been good for Scottish football. (National)

Meanwhile Dons midfielder Barry Robson has not given up hope of a new contract at Pittodrie after an outstanding display in the midweek win over Inverness CT. (Various)

Scotland defender Russell Martin has signed a new three-year deal with Alex Neil's promotion chasing Norwich. (Sun)


Gary Anderson admits he has to raise his game after losing to Dave Chisnall in the Darts Premier League. (Sun)

Alan McManus and Graeme Dott both took a step closer to appearing at the crucible with World Championship qualifying wins. (Sun)

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie delayed a flight to China by 48 hours after his son Michael reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Boys' Championship at Dunbar. (Daily Express)