Dunfermline v Hibernian preview

Dunfermline v Hibernian preview

Published Jan. 13, 2012 7:16 a.m. ET

Iain Turner is set to displace Chris Smith in goal after signing on loan from Preston as cover for Paul Gallacher, who is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Defender Kevin Rutkiewicz and striker Steven McDougall look likely to be included in the squad after another week of training, but Craig Easton, Austin McCann, Nick Phinn and Steven Bell remain absent.

Right-back George Francomb could make his Hibernian debut in the after signing on loan from Norwich on Thursday.

Garry O'Connor, Graham Stack and Isaiah Osbourne are all available after injury, but defenders Ian Murray (hip) and Sean O'Hanlon (suspension) are out.


Victor Palsson and Matt Thornhill left the club this week while Leigh Griffiths is available with his suspension only counting in the William Hill Scottish Cup

Dunfermline (from): Turner, Smith, Boyle, Keddie, Dowie, Potter, Graham, Burns, Cardle, Thomson, Kirk, Willis, Buchanan, Barrowman, Mason, Hardie, Byrne, Young, Rutkiewicz, McDougall.

Hibernian (from): Stack, Hart, Francomb, Towell, Hanlon, Stephens, Booth, Sproule, Wotherspoon, Stevenson, Galbraith, Griffiths, Scott, Osbourne, O'Connor, Welsh, Sodje, Brown.