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Hearts: Up against Aberdeen

Hearts: Up against Aberdeen

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Hearts have confirmed their game against the Dons has been given the green light by police and council officials.

The club strongly advise fans not to travel by car and to arrive at Tynecastle at least 45 minutes before kick-off.

The Jambos have no fresh concerns as they prepare for their first match in more than two weeks.

Lee Wallace (knee), Andrew Driver (thigh) and David Obua (groin) have stepped up their training in the weather-enforced break and are nearing returns.

Suso Santana (knee) and Jason Thomson (ankle) remain out.

Peter Pawlett (toe) and Nikola Vujadinovic (hamstring) return for Aberdeen following injury.

However, Northern Ireland defender Rory McArdle is suspended again.

Fraser Fyvie and Darren Mackie both remain on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries.

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

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, Ifil, Diamond, Robertson, Folly, Magennis, Aluko, Hartley, Jack, Vernon, Maguire, Young, Howard, Considine, Paton, Vujadinovic, Velicka, Pawlett.

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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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