Inverness v Hearts preview

Inverness v Hearts preview

Published Jan. 20, 2012 1:17 p.m. ET

Inverness boss Terry Butcher has suffered a double injury blow.

Defender Roman Golobart could be out for eight to 10 weeks with a grade three ankle sprain picked up in the Scottish Cup fourth round replay win over Dunfermline at East End Park on Wednesday night while midfielder Andrew Shinnie has broken his fifth metatarsal on his left foot and will have to see a specialist to see if he needs an operation.

Midfielder Lee Cox is out with a calf strain but defender Kenny Gillet returns from suspension and defender Steve Williams is back after being ineligible for the cup game against the Pars.

Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas is suspended.


Full-back Ryan McGowan is available again following a ban and winger David Templeton is set to return after missing the win over St Mirren with a groin strain.

Andrew Driver (leg) and Danny Grainger (groin) are out, along with midfielder Ryan Stevenson, unavailable due to the wages row, and striker Kevin Kyle (hip).

Inverness (from): Tuffey, Piermayr, Tokely, Williams, Gillet, Williams, Proctor, Hayes, Tansey, Foran, Tade, Graeme Shinnie, McKay, Ross, Esson, Meekings, Morrison, Sutherland.

Hearts (from): Kello, Barr, Hamill, Webster, Mrowiec, Templeton, Robinson, Skacel, Novikovas, Elliott, MacDonald, Obua, Black, Santana, Mullen, Smith, Glen, Taouil.