Hearts manager Paulo Sergio has reported no new injury problems ahead of the game.
Calum Elliot is pushing ahead with his recovery from knee surgery but is not expected to feature.
Sergio revealed this week that Kevin Kyle could face more hip surgery.
Nikica Jelavic is suffering from a bug but could yet recover in time for Sunday's visit to Tynecastle.
Sasa Papac has recovered from a sinus problem but Kyle Bartley (hernia) and Jamie Ness (groin) remain on the sidelines.
Hearts (from): Kello, Hamill, Grainger, Webster, Zaliukas, Mrowiec, Jonsson, Driver, Black, Stevenson, Taouil, Templeton, Robinson, Skacel, Novikovas, Smith, Elliott, MacDonald.
Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Bocanegra, Wallace, Broadfoot, Goian, Wylde, McCulloch, Davis, Edu, Ortiz, Naismith, Lafferty, Jelavic, McCabe, Alexander, Perry, Healy, Papac.