Ismael Bouzid, Ian Black and Suso Santana are all banned following their dismissals in Sunday’s chaotic defeat at Hamilton.
Ruben Palazuelos returns after attending the birth of his first child, Jason Thomson is back from a hamstring problem, while Lee Wallace and Jamie Mole should also be fit.
The same applies to Janos Balogh (hamstring) and Marian Kello (illness), but fellow goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald (ankle) is out, and striker Callum Elliot (knee) is a major doubt. Andrew Driver (knee) and Marius Zaliukas (ankle) remain sidelined.
Hearts (from): Balogh, Kucharski, Goncalves, Jonsson, J Thomson, Palazuelos, Obua, M Stewart, Kingston, Witteveen, Nade, Wallace, C Thomson, Novikovas, Mole, Templeton, Glen, Kello, J Stewart.