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SCOTTISH CUP FINAL GOSSIP

Hibernian confirm on their Twitter feed that striker Leigh Griffiths will be fit to play in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon disputes suggestions that his team would have had a disappointing season if they fail to lift the Cup at Hampden. (Various)

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon claims it was not a level playing field financially in the Scottish Cup final last year when Hearts hammered his team 5-1. (Sunday Mail)

And Fenlon claims that a win for Hibs over Celtic would be good for the whole of Scottish football. (Sun)

Hibs captain James McPake reveals he flew to Dubai to escape Edinburgh after the heavy Cup final defeat by Hearts last year - only to discover that Hearts striker Craig Beattie was sitting three rows in front of him on the plane. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre and Hibs midfielder Jorge Claros were team-mates in five cup finals in Honduras but will be on opposite sides at Hampden. (Sun)

Should they win, Hibernian will parade the Scottish Cup around Edinburgh on Monday evening. (Sunday Herald)

OTHER FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Striker Jon Daly says "times have changed" and that he has no problem being the first high-profile Irish Catholic to sign for Rangers. (Scotland on Sunday)

Dundee striker John Baird has agreed a move to Partick Thistle. (Various)

Second and Third Division clubs will meet on Tuesday to discuss expelling the 10 First Division clubs from the Scottish Football League as they seek to join the Scottish Premier League. (Scotland on Sunday)

Celtic forward Kris Commons believes it is "time for daddy to step up" as he says his partner Lisa has had to spend eight months of the year looking after their three kids on her own. (Scotland on Sunday)

New Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell hopes that he can earn more caps for Scotland despite playing in the Scottish Second Division. (Sunday Mail)

Winger Aiden McGeady could play his last game for Spartak Moscow today when they face Alaniya Vladikavkas. (Sunday Mail)

Ahead of the Croatia-Scotland World Cup qualifier on 7 June, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan warns his players that they get paid so much they should consider their jobs to run 365 days of the year. (Sunday Mail)