Team news ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Hearts and Kilmarnock at Tynecastle.
Hearts defender Andy Webster is in line to return.
Webster has missed two games with a back injury but resumed training in midweek and will be in the squad if there is no reaction.
Midfielder Denis Prychynenko is again struggling with an ankle injury.
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels expects to name a similar squad to the one he named last week.
Borja Perez is set to remain on the sidelines with an abductor muscle strain that kept him out of the win against St Mirren.
Longer-term casualties Paul Heffernan (collarbone), Jeroen Tesselaar (hamstring), Cammy Bell (wrist) and Garry Hay (knee) are still out of action.
Hearts (from): MacDonald, R McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger, Paterson, Barr, Taouil, Novikovas, Carrick, Sutton, Driver, Robinson, Holt, D McGowan, McHattie, Stevenson, Enckelman.
Kilmarnock (from): Letheren, Nelson, O'Leary, Fowler, Pascali, McKeown, Racchi, Dayton, Johnston, Kelly, Harkins, McKenzie, Sheridan, Winchester, Johnson, Jaakkola, Gros, Purshehouse.