Hearts v Motherwell preview

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

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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

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
19:45
Celtic v St J'stone  
Saturday, 07 March 2015
15:00
Motherwell v Kilmarnock  
Ross Co v Partick  
Friday, 13 March 2015
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Aberdeen v Motherwell  
Saturday, 14 March 2015
15:00
Hamilton v Ross Co  
Kilmarnock v St Mirren  
Partick v St J'stone  
Friday, 20 March 2015
19:45
Motherwell v Hamilton  
Saturday, 21 March 2015
15:00
Celtic v Dundee U  
Partick v Inverness  

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