Hearts v Dunfermline preview

Andy Webster could return for Hearts. Defender Webster came off at

half-time in the loss to St Johnstone with a calf problem and

missed last week’s loss at Celtic, but returned to training this

week. Left-back Danny Grainger is out for around six weeks after

undergoing groin surgery, defender Darren Barr (groin) is also

missing, while striker Kevin Kyle, forward Gary Glen and winger

Suso Santana remain out. Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre hopes his

injury problems will be eased by the return of a couple of unnamed

players. The Pars have been hit by injuries but last week’s

postponement of the match with Kilmarnock may have helped their

plight and defender Paddy Boyle (knee) and midfielder Paul Burns

(knee) may be fit to play at Tynecastle. Joe Cardle (knee) has also

been out along with Austin McCann, Nick Phinn, Craig Easton, Jason

Thomson, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Steven Bell and Steven McDougall. Hearts

(from): Kello, Hamill, Webster, Zaliukas, Mrowiec, Jonsson, Driver,

Stevenson, Taouil, Templeton, Robinson, Skacel, Novikovas, Elliott,

MacDonald, Obua, MacDonald, McGowan, Black. Pars (from): Gallacher,

Keddie, Dowie, Potter, Graham, R Thomson, Kirk, Boyle, Willis,

Buchanan, Barrowman, Smith, Mason, Hardie, Young, Clarke, Byrne,

Smith, Campbell, Burns.