Hearts V Kilmarnock at Tynecastle Stadium : Match Preview

28 September 2012 03:31
Hearts V Kilmarnock - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Webster could make Hearts return Hearts defender Andy Webster is in line to return for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Kilmarnock. Webster has missed two games with a back injury but resumed training in midweek and will be in the squad if there is no reaction. Midfielder Denis Prychynenko is again struggling with an ankle injury. Hearts are looking for their third consecutive win after victories over Dundee United and Livingston and captain Marius Zaliukas believes their season is developing promisingly. Zaliukas, who netted twice in the 3-1 Scottish Communities League Cup win over Livi, said: "Of course players left and probably in the beginning we missed them but now we have a good unit and everyone is working hard as one, and I think we are getting there. "We just need to work on our finishing but everyone is happy. "Last year we have a quiet young squad but this year everyone is working hard and we have a very good dressing room. Team spirit is brilliant. "Our team is very young, and maybe it`s easier for them to come in when everyone else is young. They know each other from the academy teams." Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels expects to name a similar squad to last week. Borja Perez is set to remain on the sidelines with an abductor muscle strain that kept him out of the win against St Mirren. Longer-term casualties Paul Heffernan (collarbone), Jeroen Tesselaar (hamstring), Cammy Bell (wrist) and Garry Hay (knee) are still out of action. Defender Ryan O'Leary is particularly looking forward to the trip to Tynecastle. He said: "I can understand why it can be intimidating because you can hear everything the fans say. But I love the abuse you get. "I just laugh at it and it just pushes me on and makes we want to do better to be honest. "Usually at other grounds it's just a big mumble of sound but you can hear everything at Tynecastle and I enjoy the experience. "Hearts have got a great fanbase so I'm looking forward to going there and being a part of the game."

Source: PA