Hearts V Falkirk at Tynecastle Stadium : Match Preview

29 August 2014 02:01
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Duo fit for Hearts

James Keatings and Jordan McGhee have been passed fit for Hearts' Scottish Championship contest with Falkirk.

The pair went off injured in the first half of the club's League Cup win over Stenhousemuir on Tuesday but have returned to training.

Goalkeepers Neil Alexander (broken cheekbone) and Scott Gallacher (ankle) are injured along with Callum Paterson (knee) and Dale Carrick (thigh).

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson said: "We have started pretty well but there is still a long way to go.

"We are still working hard and have a big game against Falkirk, who have started this season pretty well."

Falkirk begin life without midfielder Connor McGrandles, who joined Norwich this week.

The Bairns are also missing the injured Kieran Duffie (foot) and Lewis Small (shoulder), as well as Thomas Grant, who is recovering from illness.

Technical director Alex Smith is hoping that the 1-0 win in the capital against Hibs last weekend will be the template for a second success against another of the title favourites.

Smith said: "We played well last week and showed really high concentration levels as Hibs looked to get back into things.

"We have to do everything just as well if we are to get anything form this game."

Source: PA