Ryan Stevenson will serve the second of his two-match ban on Wednesday when Hearts take on St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.
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The midfielder was initially going to miss Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi- final against Inverness but, because the league fixture with St Mirren was brought forward, he will now be eligible for the weekend.
The hosts will also be without 18-year-old Adam King, whose transfer to Swansea should be finalised within the next few days. Long-term absentees Jamie Walker and Jason Holt remain sidelined.
St Mirren boss Danny Lennon has no fresh fitness worries.
The Tynecastle fixture has been moved forward from this weekend because of the Jambos' League Cup semi-final with Inverness on Sunday.
But Lennon will only be missing the already-injured trio of striker Stephane Bahoken (thigh), midfielder Kenny McLean (knee) and winger Gary Teale (groin).
Hearts (from): MacDonald, McGhee, McHattie, Wilson, McKay, McGowan, Tapping, Hamill, Smith, Paterson, Robinson, Carrick, B King, Oliver, Beith, Nicholson, Hamilton, Ridgers.
St Mirren (from): Kello, Naismith, McAusland, McGregor, Kelly, Goodwin, Wylde, Newton, McGowan, Grainger, McGinn, Thompson, Campbell, Van Zanten, Yaqub, Hughes, Brady, Bahoken, Reilly, Scullion, Dilo.