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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Clearance by Callum Paterson.
Graham Carey takes the free kick.
Jason Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey.
Header at goal by Jordan Slew goes over the frame of the goal.
Brian McLean comes on in place of Yann Songo'o.
(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Brian McLean coming on for Rocco Quinn.
Dylan McGowan takes the free kick.
Richard Brittain booked.
Richard Brittain concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robinson.
Alex Cooper on for Michael Tidser.
(Hearts) makes a substitution, with David Smith coming on for Sam Nicholson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Robinson.
Scott Robinson takes a shot. Mark Brown parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Corner taken by Jamie Walker from the left by-line.
Scott Robinson replaces Billy King.
Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line.
Yann Songo'o receives a caution.
Caution for Jamie Hamill.
Jamie Hamill scores a penalty. Hearts 1-0 Ross County.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie by Graham Carey.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.
Graham Carey takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.
Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Yann Songo'o by Kevin McHattie results in a free kick.
Jamie Walker replaces Ryan Stevenson.
The ball is sent over by Rocco Quinn.
Shot on goal comes in from Richard Brittain from the free kick. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.
Callum Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Tidser.
Shot by Sam Nicholson went wide of the right-hand post.
The referee starts the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Callum Paterson gets a header at goal. Mark Brown safely holds on.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the left by-line.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Richard Brittain.
Shot by Michael Tidser missed to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Billy King.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Slew.
Filip Kiss takes a shot.
The referee shows Erik Cikos a yellow card.
Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Boyd on Dale Carrick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin McHattie.
The referee starts the match.
Jambos return for Walker?
Jamie Walker could make his first appearance for Hearts since mid-January against Ross County on Saturday after recovering from a foot injury.
The winger netted twice for Hearts Under-20s in their 2-1 win over Celtic on Tuesday and is now in line to feature against the Staggies at Tynecastle.
Definitely out of the Scottish Premiership clash for the relegation-bound Jambos are Paul McCallum (ankle) and Callum Tapping (knee).
Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has pleaded with prospective Jambos owner Ann Budge to give boss Gary Locke a chance to prove himself under "normal" circumstances.
Budge will become the club's new chairwoman next month after fronting up the B#2.5million needed to end their administration hell.
But there is still uncertainty about whether she will give Locke a chance to lead the relegation-bound Gorgie outfit in the Scottish Championship next season.
The former club captain was unable to save Hearts from demotion his team was issued with a 15-point penalty and banned from signing players for most of the campaign.
But Stevenson insists Locke deserves an opportunity to operate on a level playing field.
"My advice to Ann would be to keep the manager," he said. "He is in his dream job - everybody knows how he feels about the club.
"He is Hearts through and through and for him to be manager of the club is probably the proudest thing in his life after his kids.
"But for him to have had to deal with what he's dealt with - in his first job - is nothing short of remarkable. The way he has dealt with it, he is a credit to himself and a credit to this club.
"It would only be fair he gets a right crack at it.
"Even that aside, he is a tremendous coach and a good, good manager. He will only get better.
"This season was a false start - next year you will see the real Gary Locke. He's had his hands and legs tied. He never had a chance to bring in players apart from Paul McCallum.
"He's had knock after knock but dealt with it superbly. He should get the chance to work under normal circumstances."
Skipper Richard Brittain is refusing to countenance the prospect of a relegation battle.
The ninth-placed Staggies are only one point above Partick Thistle who currently occupy the relegation play-off spot.
However, with five post-split games remaining, the 30-year-old midfielder is targeting seventh-placed Hibernian who are three points ahead.
"We want to look up the table, we don't want to look over our shoulder and we have never done that," Brittain said.
"We have always been a club that focuses on going forward and that will not change.
"So we want to focus on that seventh spot.
"If we continue the form we have shown since the turn of the year I don't think we will be too far away.
"The next five games will be tight encounters and it is five games that all the boys are looking forward to."
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