Scottish Gossip: Hearts, Kenny Miller, Jonny Hayes, Rod Stewart

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Head coach Ian Cathro admits Hearts have "no choice" other than to fight past Raith Rovers in Wednesday's Scottish Cup replay and tee up a fifth round tie against Hibs. He has criticised the scheduling of the rematch just three days after Sunday's 1-1 draw at Stark's Park. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Rangers captain Lee Wallace predicts 37-year-old Kenny Miller, who scored two late goals to knock Motherwell out of the Scottish Cup on Saturday, will make a fine coach or manager when he finally hangs up his boots. (Herald)

Wallace hopes Rangers will offer Miller a contract to keep him at Ibrox beyond the end of the season. He says: "We're going to do better as a club if he stays here. Our young players can develop and learn from him and speak to him every day - and I put myself in that bracket." (Daily Express)

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan reckons Cardiff City cannot be serious bidding only £500,000 for Jonny Hayes. He thinks his team-mate is worth more than Old Firm pair Barrie McKay and James Forrest. (Sun)

Rangers captain Lee Wallace and striker Kenny Miller
Lee Wallace believes Kenny Miller (right) offers Rangers a great deal on and off the pitch

Manager Brendan Rodgers insists Dedryck Boyata still has a future under him at Celtic after handing the Belgian centre-half only his second start of the season in the Scottish Cup win over Albion Rovers. (National)

Sir Rod Stewart amused many football fans with his eccentric performance as he helped to make the Scottish Cup draw. The 72-year-old rocker smiled mischievously at the camera as he pulled out the balls of each team with tongue-in-cheek enthusiasm, before shouting out their numbers. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough are attempting to bring Scotland star Oliver Burke back to English football as the £13m winger has made only one start for Bundesliga title contenders RB Leipzig since moving from Nottingham Forest last summer. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend is looking forward to what he has called the ultimate challenge - a Champions Cup quarter-final away to holders Saracens. But Townsend says they must have the mind set that on their day they are good enough to beat any team. (Herald)

Gregor Townsend and Ryan Wilson celebrate the record win for Warriors at Leicester's Welford Road
Gregor Townsend and Ryan Wilson celebrate the record win for Warriors at Leicester's Welford Road

When the dust settles on his fourth-round defeat by Mischa Zverev, not lifting the 2017 Australian Open will surely go down as one of Andy Murray's greatest regrets. (Sun)

John McEnroe claims Murray's efforts to become world number one cost him the chance to finally win the Australian Open. The Scot won five straight tournaments at the end of 2016 to overtake Novak Djokovic as the top-ranked player. He reached 13 finals in his last 14 tournaments. (Daily Record)

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