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Team news ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Hearts and Motherwell at Easter Road.

Last Updated: 08/04/11 at 14:31

Skacel: Injury doubt for Hearts

Skacel: Injury doubt for Hearts

Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas was sent off in last Sunday's Edinburgh derby with Hibernian and will serve the first of a two-match ban, while Rudi Skacel (Achilles), Suso Santana (knee) and Eggert Jonsson (facial injury) are doubtful.

Lee Wallace (ankle), Kevin Kyle (groin/stomach) and Calum Elliot (knee) remain out.

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is awaiting news on a number of players with knocks ahead of the game.

Stevie Hammell has an outside chance of making the bench for Well's fourth game in 11 days, while McCall will make late decisions on a number of unnamed players following the midweek win over Dundee United.

Keith Lasley is set to continue despite a rib problem, but Francis Jeffers (hamstring), Gavin Gunning (shoulder) and Steve Jennings (suspended) are out.

Hearts (from): Kello, Bouzid, Stevenson, Driver, Elliott, Skacel, Glen, C Thomson, J Thomson, Santana, Balogh, Webster, Templeton, Black, Palazuelos, Robinson, Mrowiec, Jonsson.

Motherwell (from): Randolph, Saunders, Ross, Hammell, Hutchinson, Craigan, Lasley, Hateley, Murphy, Jones, Humphrey, Sutton, McHugh, Casagolda, Page, Forbes, Meechan, Hollis.

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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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