Hamilton have no fresh injury worries and go into the game looking for their first home SPL win of the season.
Long-term casualties Alex Neil (hip) and James Gibson (knee) both remain on the sidelines.
Andy Webster could make his second debut for Hearts.
The Scotland defender, who returned to Tynecastle last week following an acrimonious departure in 2006, is in contention to start, but striker Kevin Kyle remains doubtful with a groin problem.
Calum Elliot (knee), Suso Santana and David Obua are also doubtful.
Hamilton (from): Cerny, Buchanan, Canning, McLaughlin, Graham, Casalinuovo, Kilday, Carrington, Routledge, Antoine-Curier, Imrie, Wildig, M Paixao, McAlister, Murdoch, Skelton, Elebert, Elliot, Chambers.
Hearts (from): Kello, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Palazuelos, Black, Driver, Elliott, Skacel, Glen, Jonsson, Mrowiec, C Thomson, Wallace, Obua, J Thomson, Santana, Balogh, Webster, Kyle.