Scottish Gossip: Scottish Cup, Hibs, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

There is mounting pressure to scrap Scottish Cup replays in a bid to ease fixture congestion. (Daily Record)

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson was at Easter Road on Tuesday to watch Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, who scored the only goal and was sent off in the Scottish Cup replay win over Hearts. (Sun)

Dundee United midfielder Blair Spittal insists the players at Tannadice still believe they can avoid relegation. (Various)

Dundee United's top earners are likely to face a wage cut in the event of relegation, with those refusing renegotiated terms free to leave. (Sun)

Celtic will learn today what punishment they are to receive from Uefa after fans let of fireworks during their Europa League match at Fenerbahce. (Sun)

St Johnstone trialist Daniel Adejo has returned to Italy to sign for Vicenza but Julien Faubert and Plamen Krachunov continue to train with the Perth club. (Various)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes is facing a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. (Sun)

Despite four postponements at Firhill this season, Partick Thistle assistant Scott Paterson says the club would never consider an artificial surface. (Daily Mail)

Raith Rovers have taken Rangers striker Ryan Hardie, 19, on a month-long emergency loan. (Daily Record)

Falkirk have made new contract offers to defensive duo Luke Leahy and Aaron Muirhead. (Various)

Former Scotland and Manchester United star Lou Macari reckons 21-year-old Donald Love has was it takes to break into the first team at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Contingency plans are being made to avoid a clash between the Scottish Cup final and the Premiership play-off final, with promotion hopefuls Rangers and Hibs in the last eight of the cup. (Sun)

Sheffield Wednesday coach Lee Bullen is backing Barry Bannan and Ross Wallace to earn Scotland recalls. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg is expected to return to training next week, having been forced off against Wales with a back strain. (Scotsman)

Scotland hooker Ross Ford warns that Italy remain a "very competitive side" despite a 40-9 defeat to England in Rome and says the Scots must perform with intensity to match their next Six Nations hosts. (The National)