Joe Shaughnessy returns from suspension for Aberdeen's Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts but fellow full-back Clark Robertson was this week ruled out for 12 weeks following knee surgery.
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Midfielder Chris Clark suffered a minor calf injury as he bids to return from a knee injury and will not make the squad.
Josh Magennis will return to training next week after a knee operation and Craig Murray is fit again following surgery but lacking match practice.
Hearts manager Gary Locke hopes to have a full squad.
Goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald had a knock earlier in the week but Locke expects him to be fit.
Midfielder Jamie Hamill missed training at the start of the week after being troubled by a tight hamstring but has returned to the fold.
Aberdeen (from): Langfield, Shaughnessy, Considine, Anderson, Reynolds, Hector, Flood, Vernon, Hayes, Pawlett, Jack, McGinn, Zola, Low, Wylde, Robson, Smith, Weaver.
Hearts (from): MacDonald, Hamill, McGowan, Wilson, McHattie, Robinson, Paterson, Walker, Holt, Stevenson, McKay, Smith, Carrick, Tapping, A King, Nicholson, Oliver, McGhee, Ridgers.