Hearts v St Johnstone preview

Date published: Friday 1st November 2013 6:31

Frazer Wright serves the second of a three-match league ban, but the defender sustained a nasty leg injury in the League Cup quarter-final win over Greenock Morton on Wednesday.

Saints are still without Steven Anderson (dislocated thumb) and David Robertson (ankle) for the match against the bottom club.

Gary Locke has a full Hearts squad to choose from, with no new injury or suspension problems to report.

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Hearts v St Johnstone preview

Date published: Friday 2nd December 2011 9:02

Midfielder Ian Black is available again as Hearts take on St Johnstone.

Black has served a three-match ban following his second sending-off of the season.

Hearts have no fresh injury concerns, with left-back Danny Grainger (groin), defender Darren Barr (groin), strikers Kevin Kyle and Gary Glen and midfielder Suso Santana also out.

St Johnstone captain Jody Morris is rated a 50-50 chance to be fit for his side’s SPL clash against Hearts.

The former Chelsea midfielder missed last weekend’s win over Hibernian with a hamstring problem.

Striker Cillian Sheridan is definitely missing with the same injury.

Hearts (from): Kello, Hamill, Webster, Zaliukas, Mrowiec, Jonsson, Driver, Stevenson, Taouil, Templeton, Robinson, Skacel, Novikovas, Smith, Elliott, MacDonald, Obua, Black, McGowan, Sutton.

St Johnstone (from): Enckelman, C Davidson, Maybury, Mackay, Anderson, Morris, Gibson, Craig, Moon, Millar, Sandaza, Haber, Caddis, May, Mannus, M Davidson, Wright, Finnegan.

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Hearts v St Johnstone preview

Date published: Friday 28th January 2011 9:01

Kevin Kyle remains Hearts’ biggest injury concern ahead of the game.

The striker has missed the last three matches with a groin problem and is rated as doubtful alongside Calum Elliot, Darren Barr and Jason Thomson.

Rudi Skacel, who has been struggling with a calf problem, came off at half-time in the 4-0 loss at Celtic on Wednesday, but Andrew Driver (thigh) is the only definite absentee.

St Johnstone’s Danny Grainger starts the first of a two-game ban after going over the points threshold.

Jamie Adams is available after overcoming injury and illness.

Hearts (from): Kello, Barr, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Palazuelos, Templeton, Elliot, Elliott, Balogh, Kyle, Skacel, Jonsson, Mrowiec, C Thomson, Novikovas, Wallace, Obua, J Thomson, Kucharski, Santana.

Saints (from): Enckelman, Duberry, MacKay, Anderson, Morris, Craig, Maybury, Davidson, Millar, Samuel, MacDonald, May, Taylor, Smith, Reynolds, Parkin, Caddis, Adams.

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Hearts v St Johnstone preview

Date published: Monday 10th January 2011 11:55

The rescheduling of the tie means Ian Black, Darren Barr, Stephen Elliott and Gary Glen are now in contention to play, but Lee Wallace is doubtful after reporting into training on Monday ill.

Black, Barr, Elliott and Glen were doubtful due to illness for Sunday’s match, but burst pipes at Tynecastle meant the tie was rescheduled, and now Wallace and Dawid Kucharski are unwell.

The extra two days may still not be enough for goalkeeper Marian Kello (back) to be included, while Rudi Skacel (calf) remains a doubt and Andrew Driver (thigh) and Suso Santana (knee) are out.

St Johnstone’s Jamie Adams may have benefited from an extra 48 hours’ rest, giving him further opportunity to recover following an ankle knock.

Long-term injured midfielder Kevin Moon has stepped up his training over the past couple of days following his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury.

Hearts (from): Kello, Barr, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Palazuelos, Templeton, Elliot, Elliott, Balogh, Kyle, Jonsson, Mrowiec, C Thomson, Skacel, Novikovas, Wallace, Obua, J Thomson, Kucharski.

St Johnstone (from): Enckelman, Grainger, Duberry, MacKay, Anderson, Maybury, Taylor, Davidson, Morris, Craig, Millar, MacDonald, Adams, Samuel, Parkin, Smith, Reynolds, May, Caddis.

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