Hearts midfielder Jamie Hamill is suspended for the Edinburgh derby after being sent off for barging over Ross County manager Derek Adams.
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But captain Danny Wilson returns from a ban for the Scottish Premiership clash against Hibernian.
Striker Paul McCallum has recovered from an ankle problem to make the squad for Easter Road but Callum Tapping remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Hibernian defender Ryan McGivern returns from suspension.
James McPake played 90 minutes for the under-20s in midweek but is not ready for a Scottish Premiership comeback, while Scott Robertson is still building up his fitness after a knee problem.
Paul Heffernan (thigh) and Paul Hanlon (knee) are both out for the season.
Hibernian (from): Williams, McGivern, Forster, Nelson, Stevenson, Craig, Collins, Maybury, Handling, Stanton, Zoubir, Cairney, Harris, Cummings, Thomson, Taiwo, Boateng, Watmore, Tudur Jones, Grant, Murdoch.
Hearts (from): MacDonald, Paterson, McHattie, McGowan, Wilson, Smith, Holt, Carrick, Stevenson, Nicholson, Robinson, Walker, McKay, King, McCallum, McGhee, Beith, Ridgers.