Aberdeen v Hearts preview

Team news ahead of Saturday lunchtime's Scottish Premier League clash between Aberdeen and Hearts at Pittodrie (kick-off 12pm).

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Aberdeen have no fresh concerns.

Paul Hartley and Andrew Considine came off the bench in the 1-0 win over Hamilton after returning from suspension but could be in contention to start against the Jambos.

Peter Pawlett (knee) remains on the sidelines alongside long-term absentees Yoann Folly, Darren Mackie and Fraser Fyvie.

Hearts travel to Aberdeen seeking to climb to second place in the SPL without Kevin Kyle, Calum Elliot, Ian Black, Ruben Palazuelos and David Obua.

Black and Palazuelos are suspended, Kyle (groin) and Elliot (knee) remain injured and Obua is out after suffering a gashed shin - an injury requiring 15 stitches - in the win at Hamilton.

Lee Wallace (bruised ankle) is doubtful, while Suso Santana could also struggle to be fit.

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, McNamee, Smith, Considine, Diamond, Vujadinovic, Milsom, Jack, Young, Aluko, Hartley, Maguire, Vernon, Blackman, McArdle, Paton, Magennis, Anderson, Shaughnessy, Howard.

Hearts (from): Kello, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Driver, Elliott, Skacel, Glen, Jonsson, Mrowiec, C Thomson, Wallace, J Thomson, Santana, Balogh, Webster, Barr, Templeton, MacDonald.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v Partick  
Hamilton v Ross Co  
Inverness v Kilmarnock  
Motherwell v St J'stone  
St Mirren v Dundee Utd  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
12:30
Dundee v Celtic  
Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Celtic v Aberdeen  
15:00
Dundee Utd v Hamilton  
Kilmarnock v St Mirren  
Partick v Inverness  

Scottish Premiership

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

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

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