Hearts v Motherwell preview

Captain Marius Zaliukas is suspended for Hearts. Jason Thomson

(hamstring) is out for two to three weeks, while goalkeeper Marian

Kello will not be considered due to a “private matter”. Rudi Skacel

(Achilles), Suso Santana (knee) and Andrew Driver (knee/thigh) are

still carrying injuries, while Lee Wallace (ankle), Kevin Kyle

(hip) and Calum Elliot (knee) remain out. Chris Humphrey is

doubtful for Motherwell with a dead leg. The winger has struggled

to shake it off this week and will be assessed on the morning of

the game. Midfielder Steve Jennings is touch and go with a knock.

Hearts (from): MacDonald, Bouzid, Stevenson, Driver, S Elliott,

Skacel, Glen, C Thomson, Santana, Balogh, Webster, Templeton,

Black, Palazuelos, Robinson, Mrowiec, Jonsson, Barr, McGowan.

Motherwell (from): Randolph, Craigan, Hammell, Hutchinson,

Saunders, Jennings, Ross, Humphrey, Jones, Lasley, Hateley,

Jennings, Jeffers, McHugh, Murphy, Sutton, Gunning, Hollis,

Casagolda, Forbes.