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Team news for Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Aberdeen and Hearts at Pittodrie.

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Hearts are preparing for the clash without skipper Marius Zaliukas amid the continuing impasse over his contract negotiations.

David Obua has joined the injury list after suffering a groin strain while training with Uganda and Ian Black is doubtful after breaking two bones in his hand.

Stephen Elliott returns from a hamstring injury but Andrew Driver (thigh) and Lee Wallace (knee) remain on the sidelines.

Chris Maguire is back from suspension for Aberdeen's SPL game against Hearts at Pittodrie.

Andrius Velicka (ankle), Paul Hartley (hamstring), Sone Aluko (Achilles), Fraser Fyvie (knee) and Peter Pawlett (toe) remain on the sidelines.

Dons boss Mark McGhee said all his injured players are making progress but will not be taking any risks.

Aberdeen (from): Howard, Ifil, Diamond, Considine, McArdle, Folly, Young, Paton, Jack, Vernon, Mackie, Magennis, Megginson, Jarvis, Maguire, Langfield, Hansson, Shaughnessy.

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

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