Kevin McHattie returned to action with Hearts U20s in midweek after three months out with knee ligament damage. The left-back played an hour against St Mirren but is not expected to be involved this weekend.
Manager Robbie Neilson is demanding no let up from the runaway league leaders, telling the Evening News: “At the start of the season we took it game by game but now we have a target.
“We need to win matches. We can’t come into Saturday’s game and just draw. It’s the same next week and the week after.
“We have two home games and we want six points. It’s getting that mentality into the boys that drawing isn’t good enough, only winning will do.”
Cowdenbeath slipped into the relegation play-off place after last week’s home defeat by Alloa; Jimmy Nicholl’s side have lost both their previous games against Hearts this season, by an aggregate score of 7-1.