Hearts at full strength as international quintet return unscathed

14 October 2016 08:00

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is relieved after seeing his international representatives return to Tynecastle unscathed.

Defender Callum Paterson played in both of Scotland's World Cup qualifiers during the international break while goalkeeper Jack Hamilton was also part of Gordon Strachan's squad. Cameroon's Arnaud Djoum, Moroccan left-back Faycal Rherras and American midfielder Perry Kitchen were also abroad on national team duty last week.

But all five have reported back to Gorgie fit and will be part of Neilson's squad for Saturday's Ladbrokes Premiership visit of Dundee.

Provisional squad: Hamilton, Paterson, Rherras, Rossi, Souttar, Ozturk, Kitchen, Buaben, Djoum, Nicholson, Walker, Cowie, Watt, Sammon, Muirhead, Johnsen, Todorov, Zanatta, Nowak, Oshaniwa, Noring.

Source: PA-WIRE