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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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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 19 September 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v Ross Co  
Hamilton v Kilmarnock  
Inverness v St J'stone  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
12:15
Dundee v Dundee Utd  
15:00
Celtic v Motherwell  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
St Mirren v Celtic  
15:00
Aberdeen v Inverness  
Dundee Utd v St J'stone  
Kilmarnock v Partick  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 6 6 13
2 Inverness 6 5 13
3 Dundee Utd 6 3 13
4 Celtic 5 8 10
5 Dundee 6 2 10
6 Kilmarnock 6 0 10
7 St J'stone 6 -2 9
8 Partick 5 3 7
9 Aberdeen 5 -1 6
10 Motherwell 6 -4 6
11 St Mirren 5 -8 0
12 Ross Co 6 -12 0

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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