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Hearts monitoring injuries ahead of Motherwell visit

John Souttar and Peter Haring are ruled out for the Jambos.

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John Souttar is a certain injury absentee for Hearts (Jeff Holmes/PA)

John Souttar is a certain injury absentee for Hearts (Jeff Holmes/PA)

John Souttar is a certain injury absentee for Hearts (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Hearts boss Daniel Stendel is monitoring a couple of knocks from his side’s Edinburgh derby win ahead of Saturday’s Tynecastle clash with Motherwell.

The Jambos claimed the bragging rights over city rivals Hibernian with a 3-1 win in Leith on Tuesday.

John Souttar (Achilles) and Peter Haring (pelvic trouble) are definitely missing along with midfielder Toby Sibbick, who could resume training next week after a bout of glandular fever.

Motherwell have a fitness doubt over Liam Polworth after the midfielder’s impressive display in the midweek win over Ross County.

Defender Bevis Mugabi is also struggling with a back injury.

Liam Donnelly completes a two-match ban while Jake Carroll (Achilles) remains out along with Charles Dunne and Jamie Semple (both knee).

Hearts provisional squad: Zlamal, White, Hickey, Halkett, Smith, Dikamona, Bozanic, Clare, Meshino, Ikpeazu, Boyce, Naismith, Walker, Irving, Moore, Avdijaj, Garuccio, Damour, Pereira.

Motherwell provisional squad: Gillespie, Tait, Grimshaw, Hartley, Gallagher, Mugabi, Campbell, O’Hara, Polworth, Turnbull, Hylton, Long, Watt, Aarons, Seedorf, Ilic, Manzinga, MacIver, Maguire, Carson.

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