Hibernian v Motherwell preview

Strikers Colin Nish and Derek Riordan could return for Hibs. Nish

has been absent with an ankle problem but trained on Thursday,

while Riordan is available again after missing Wednesday night’s

3-0 win at Rangers through suspension following his dismissal in

the Edinburgh derby. Manager Colin Calderwood could, though, opt

for an unchanged team after victory at Ibrox, with Darryl Duffy

(foot), Graham Stack (back) and Merouane Zemmama (knee) still out.

Motherwell manager Craig Brown has revealed Keith Lasley has a

chance of making the clash against Hibs. Lasley has missed four

games with a hamstring injury but is making good progress. Brown

will have a full squad to choose from if the midfielder proves his

fitness. Hibernian (from): Brown, Wotherspoon, Hogg, Bamba, De

Graaf, Miller, Rankin, Hanlon, Thicot, Trakys, Stevenson,

Galbraith, Dickoh, Grounds, McBride, Murray, Smith, Stephens, Nish,

Riordan, Hart, Horner. Motherwell (from): Randolph, Saunders,

Hammell, Craigan, Reynolds, Hateley, Jennings, Humphrey, Sutton,

Gow, Blackman, Murphy, Lasley, Forbes, Fitzpatrick, Casagolda,

Page, Hollis.