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Team news for Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle (kick-off 12.45pm).

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Kyle: Faces late fitness test

Kyle: Faces late fitness test

Hearts will make late decisions on the fitness of striker Kevin Kyle and midfielder Rudi Skacel ahead of the game.

Kyle (groin) and Skacel (calf) missed Tuesday's win at Kilmarnock, but manager Jim Jefferies may risk them against the defending SPL champions as Hearts seek to maintain their challenge at the top of the table.

Calum Elliot is also doubtful, while long-term injury absentees Andrew Driver (thigh) and Suso Santana (knee) are nearing returns.

Rangers are boosted by the return of Madjid Bougherra from suspension.

Steven Naismith could also be in contention for the visit to Tynecastle after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Sasa Papac faces a fitness test on a groin strain, while long-term casualty Kirk Broadfoot remains on the sidelines with a foot injury.

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

Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Foster, Weir, Webster, Davis, McCulloch, Ness, Edu, Weiss, Fleck, Beattie, Jelavic, Lafferty, McMillan, Kerkar, Wylde, Alexander, Naismith, Bougherra.

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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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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