Hearts v Kilmarnock preview

Jim Jefferies has no fresh concerns as Hearts prepare for Sunday’s

meeting with his former club. Ian Black is available after coming

off the bench in last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of St Mirren with a

bandage over broken bones in his hand. Andrew Driver (thigh), David

Obua (groin) and Lee Wallace (knee) remain absent. Kilmarnock have

no fresh injury problems ahead of the game. Long-term injury

absentees James Dayton and Alan Combe remain on the sidelines.

Winger Dayton is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee

injury while goalkeeper Combe is still to return from summer hernia

surgery. Kick-off at Tynecastle is 12:45pm. Hearts (from): Kello,

Barr, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Palazuelos, Templeton, Elliot,

Elliott, Santana, Balogh, Kyle, Jonsson, Mrowiec, J Thomson, C

Thomson, Skacel, Novikovas. Kilmarnock (from): Bell, Sissoko,

Gordon, Wright, Hamill, Bryson, Pascali, Silva, Invincibile, Kelly,

Eremenko, Forrester, Rui Miguel, Sammon, Clancy, Letheren, Hay,

Taouil.