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Team news ahead of Sunday afternoon's Scottish Premier League clash between Hearts and Hibernian at Tynecastle (kick-off 3.45pm).

Last Updated: 26/08/11 at 17:52   

Towell: Set to tackle Hearts

Towell: Set to tackle Hearts

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio will contemplate changes for the derby visit of Hibs after his youthful side drew with Tottenham.

The likes of John Sutton, Stephen Elliott and Jamie Hamill could return but youngsters such as Scott Robinson performed well at White Hart Lane.

Ian Black has served his SPL suspension but Kevin Kyle (hip) is doubtful despite targeting the game as his comeback.

Richie Towell could go straight into the Hibs starting line-up after signing on loan from Celtic.

The Easter Road club are also looking to push through the paperwork for the imminent loan signing of Leigh Griffiths, but it is doubtful whether the Wolves striker will sign in time to feature in Gorgie.

Junior Agogo and Isaiah Osbourne are back in contention after recent injuries, while Newcastle loan striker Phil Airey could be out for as long as four weeks. Long-term absentees Michael Hart and Sean Welsh also miss out.

Hearts (from): Kello, Hamill, Grainger, Jonsson, Webster, Elliott, Driver, Templeton, Obua, Sutton, Stevenson, McGowan, Novikovas, Skacel, Smith, Zaliukas, Robinson, MacDonald, Mrowiec.

Hibs (from): Stack, Palsson, Booth, Hanlon, O'Hanlon, Murray, Stephens, Osbourne, Wotherspoon, Galbraith, Scott, Thornhill, Stevenson, Sproule, O'Connor, Sodje, Towell, Brown.

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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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