Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson will return for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Inverness after missing last weekend's defeat by Dundee with concussion.
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Scotland Under-21 goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and right-back Jamie Hamill are still unavailable following knee injuries.
Dale Carrick remains on the sidelines following hernia surgery while Darren Barr's red card in the cup at Tannadice will not affect his SPL eligibility.
Inverness midfielder Ross Draper will miss the game.
The Caley man twisted his ankle near the end of the win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park last week and is not yet ready to return.
Long-term absentees Simon King (ankle), Chris Hogg (knee) and Nick Ross (shoulder) are still out.
Inverness (from): Provisional squad: Reguero, Meekings, Raven, Warren, Blackman, G Shinnie, Morrison, A Shinnie, Pepper, Draper, Tudur Jones, Doran, McKay, Cooper, Polworth, Oswell, Brislen-Hall, Roberts, Foran, Sutherland, Esson, Laing.
Hearts (from): MacDonald, R McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger, Paterson, Barr, Taouil, Novikovas, Sutton, Driver, Robinson, Holt, D McGowan, McHattie, Smith, Enckelman, Stevenson, King.