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Hearts have confirmed they will play in this summer's Intertoto Cup, should they fail to qualify for Europe at the season's end.
The Edinburgh club are still hoping to secure European football by either finishing third in the Scottish Premier League or qualifying through the Scottish FA Cup.
The Tyncastle outfit are the only SPL side to have responded positively to the Scottish Football Association's invitation to enter the summer European competition, with the three final winners receiving places in next season's Uefa Cup.
Andrius Skerla is on the cusp of securing a move from Dunfermline Athletic to Russian side Rubin Kazan.
The 27-year-old defender is keen on moving nearer to his Lithuanian home and his agent has negotiated a transfer to the Russian side.
The Pars have expressed shock over the speed of the move, but have wished the defender well for the remainder of his career.
Dunfermline manager Davie Hay has confirmed that the club have offered a pre-contract to Slovakia international Miroslav Barcik.
The midfielder's contract expires at current club MSK Zilina in the summer, when it is thought he will seek pastures new.
Barcik, who has won more than thirty caps, impressed during a trial at East End Park in January but at the time the club did not have the finances to conclude a deal.
Rangers goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus has accused Manchester City of lacking ambition.
The Dutchman joined City in the summer as cover for David James, but headed out of Eastlands for Ibrox recently after Rangers lost Stefan Klos for the remainder of the season.
Waterreus made himself an instant hero in the blue half of Glasgow when making a number of key saves in the win over Old Firm rivals Celtic, and he has a real chance of adding an SPL title to the awards he won with PSV Eindhoven.
Hearts boss John Robertson has defended Saulius Mikoliunas after he charged into assistant referee during a bad-tempered defeat to Rangers.
Just hours after Southampton's David Prutton was handed a 10-game ban for shoving a match officials, a similar incident occurred at Tynecastle.
Hearts were incense when linesman Andy Davis advised referee Hugh Dallas to award a last-minute penalty for Rangers - which Fernando Ricksen later converted for a 2-1 win.
In the wake of Saulius Mikoliunas's clash with a linesman, Hearts have taken the step of apologising to the Scottish Premier League, referee Hugh Dallas and the assistant involved.
The January signing reacted angrily when Rangers were awarded a last minute penalty in the SPL tie on Wednesday, and charged into assistant Andy Davis.
A red card followed immediately, and following David Prutton's recent 10-match ban for manhandling a referee, the Lithuanian could find himself in hot water.
Hearts have made the unprecedented move of asking the SFA to investigate Rangers' last-minute penalty award on Wednesday night.
Gers won the incident-packed SPL encounter at Tynecastle 2-1 on Wednesday thanks to a last-gasp Fernando Ricksen spot kick.
Linesman Andy Davis flagged for a penalty after what looked an innocuous aerial challenge by Jambos' striker Lee Miller on Rangers defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Aberdeen are planning a move for highly-rated Irish striker Peter Thompson.
Thompson, who currently plies his trade for Northern Irish side Linfield, is regarded as one of the best young prospects in the country.
The 20-year-old has scored 24 goals this season and his performances have not gone unnoticed, with Dons assistant boss Jimmy Nicholl watching him in action on several occasions.
Dundee manager Jim Duffy has imposed a stringent ban on fun at the Scottish outfit after they lost 1-0 to Livingston on Saturday.
The Dark Blues boss was incensed at the poor level of performance from his side, and has now moved to declare that there is no room for joking around as they seek to avoid relegation.
Burton O'Brien scored the vital winner for Richard Gough's side and as a result Dundee find themselves just two points off the bottom of The SPL.
Former Slovan Liberec striker Lubomir Blaha is on trial for a week at Aberdeen.
Dons manager Jimmy Calderwood has been tracking Blaha's progress for some time and has arranged the trial after the forward recently became a free agent.
"I spoke to Lubomir last summer whilst we were over in Sittard," Calderwood told the club's official website.
Rangers defender Maurice Ross is determined to stay at Ibrox.
The Scottish international was linked with a move away from Rangers earlier in the season after losing his place in Alex McLeish's starting XI.
Ross has been in and out of the side this season, but has recently secured a regular place in the team following a serious injury to Alan Hutton.
Gregory Vignal has revealed that Liverpool have granted him a free transfer.
The Frenchman is currently on loan at Rangers and played in his side's 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the Old Firm derby at the weekend.
It appears as though the defender has decided he will pursue his career away from both Anfield and Ibrox next season and a return to his homeland looks on the cards.