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

Last Updated: 10/12/10 at 16:58   

Hearts: Up against Aberdeen

Hearts: Up against Aberdeen

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, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:45
Hibernian v Hearts  
15:00
Celtic v Inverness  
Saturday, 03 May 2014
Celtic v Aberdeen  
Hibernian v Partick  
Inverness v Dundee Utd  
Motherwell v St J'stone  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 34 66 89
2 Aberdeen 34 17 64
3 Motherwell 34 5 61
4 Dundee Utd 34 15 54
5 Inverness 34 5 53
6 St J'stone 34 9 51
7 Hibernian 34 -17 34
8 St Mirren 34 -19 34
9 Kilmarnock 34 -17 33
10 Partick 34 -20 33
11 Ross Co 34 -20 31
12 Hearts 34 -24 16

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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