Hearts sweating on Nade fitness

Date published: Friday 18th December 2009 9:08

The striker was unable to train between Monday and Thursday because of a stomach problem, but manager Csaba Laszlo was hopeful he would recover in time.

Vice-captain Marius Zaliukas is available after almost three months out with an ankle problem, though he may not be risked.

Ismael Bouzid returns from suspension, but Ian Black and Suso Santana remain banned, while Laryea Kingston (hamstring), Andrew Driver, Callum Elliot (both knee) and Jamie MacDonald (ankle) are all out.

Kick-off 12.30pm.

Hearts (from): Balogh, Kucharski, Zaliukas, Bouzid, Goncalves, Jonsson, J Thomson, Palazuelos, Obua, M Stewart, Witteveen, Nade, Wallace, C Thomson, Novikovas, Mole, Templeton, Glen, Kello, J Stewart.

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