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Team news ahead of Sunday's Scottish Premier League clash between Motherwell and Hearts at Fir Park (kick-off 3pm).

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Higdon: Could feature on Sunday

Higdon: Could feature on Sunday

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Michael Higdon could play some part for Motherwell.

The striker missed last weekend's draw against Kilmarnock with a thigh injury and had been expected to miss the Fir Park encounter, but he has returned to training and could feature on Sunday if there is no reaction.

Hearts will be without Stephen Elliott after he suffered a hamstring injury early in the 4-1 Europa League win over Paks, while captain Marius Zaliukas was also substituted and could be a doubt for the trip to Fir Park.

David Obua could be absent again after missing the Paks game, but Jamie Hamill is available following a domestic suspension, while Andy Webster (groin) and Mehdi Taouil (groin) are expected to miss out along with long-term absentees Kevin Kyle (hip) and Calum Elliot (knee).

Motherwell (from): Randolph, Hateley, Hammell, Craigan, Hutchinson, Jennings, Lasley, Law, Humphrey, Murphy, Higdon, Saunders, McHugh, Forbes, Smith, Lawless, Pollock, Hollis.

Hearts (from): Kello, McGowan, Zaliukas, Jonsson, Grainger, Black, Mrowiec, Templeton, Stevenson, Sutton, Balogh, MacDonald, Smith, Barr, Skacel, Novikovas, Obua, Hamill, McGowan.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Dundee v Kilmarnock  
Hamilton v Inverness  
Motherwell v St Mirren  
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Aberdeen v Dundee Utd  
Ross Co v St J'stone  
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
19:45
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Inverness v Dundee  
Kilmarnock v Aberdeen  
Partick v Ross Co  
St J'stone v Celtic  

Scottish Premiership

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

Updated Thu, 26 Jun 2014

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