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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

Sunday, 21 September 2014
12:15
Dundee v Dundee Utd  
15:00
Celtic v Motherwell
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
St Mirren v Celtic  
15:00
Aberdeen v Inverness  
Dundee Utd v St J'stone  
Kilmarnock v Partick  
Motherwell v Hamilton  
Ross Co v Dundee  
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
19:45
Aberdeen v St Mirren  
Friday, 03 October 2014
Kilmarnock v Dundee Utd  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 6 6 13
2 Inverness 6 5 13
3 Dundee Utd 6 3 13
4 Celtic 5 8 10
5 Dundee 6 2 10
6 Kilmarnock 6 0 10
7 St J'stone 6 -2 9
8 Partick 6 2 7
9 Aberdeen 5 -1 6
10 Motherwell 6 -4 6
11 St Mirren 6 -7 3
12 Ross Co 6 -12 0

Updated Fri, 19 Sep 2014

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