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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Paul Dummett. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Gary Teale from the right by-line, Dylan McGowan manages to make a clearance.
Jordan McGhee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mehdi Taouil.
David Smith produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Foul by Marc McAusland on David Smith, free kick awarded. Billy King comes on in place of Jamie Walker. Shot comes in from Jamie Hamill from the free kick.
Jamie Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor Newton. Jamie Walker is booked. Free kick taken by Gary Teale.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by John Sutton misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from a long way out by Jamie Hamill goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Lewis Guy replaces Steven Thompson.
Corner taken short by Gary Teale.
David Smith sends in a cross.
The referee gives a free kick against Paul McGowan for handball. Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
David Smith crosses the ball.
Paul McGowan fouled by David Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marc McAusland.
Jamie Walker takes a shot. Jamie Walker decides to take the corner short. Save by Craig Samson.
David Smith comes on in place of Dale Carrick.
Gary Teale has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Gary Teale takes a shot. Clearance by Darren Barr.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
Foul by Jon Robertson on Jamie Hamill, free kick awarded. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Dale Carrick is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Jon Robertson comes on in place of Esmael Goncalves.
Dale Carrick fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mehdi Taouil.
Handball decision goes against Lee Mair. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line.
Kenny McLean gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie. Red card for Kenny McLean. Penalty taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill and scored. Hearts 3-0 St Mirren.
Steven Thompson booked for dissent.
Corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line, Kevin McHattie makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Gary Teale, Sam Parkin takes a shot. Jason Holt makes a clearance.
Conor Newton takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the right by-line, Kevin McHattie makes a clearance.
Ryan Stevenson fouled by Sam Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Stevenson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Parkin on Ryan Stevenson. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Gary Teale takes a outswinging corner.
The ball is sent over by Gary Teale, clearance made by Darren Barr.
Inswinging corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line.
Ryan Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Marc McAusland on Dale Carrick, free kick awarded. Kevin McHattie finds the net from the free kick from 35 yards. Hearts 2-0 St Mirren.
Unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Dale Carrick results in a free kick. Paul McGowan restarts play with the free kick.
Dale Carrick is caught offside. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.
David van Zanten leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Parkin.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David van Zanten. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Esmael Goncalves results in a free kick. Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.
Booking for Darren Barr for unsporting behaviour.
David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Walker. David van Zanten is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Kevin McHattie from the free kick, save made by Craig Samson.
The official flags John Sutton offside. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Foul by Conor Newton on Jamie Walker, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
The ball is delivered by Conor Newton.
Jamie Walker takes a shot.
Conor Newton concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton. Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven Thompson on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill, Shot on goal by Dale Carrick from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Gary Teale is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Walker, Headed effort on goal by John Sutton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Esmael Goncalves results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Jamie Walker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Stevenson crosses the ball, save made by Craig Samson.
A goal is scored by Jamie Walker from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 1-0 St Mirren.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Paul McGowan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Shot from just outside the area by Ryan Stevenson goes over the bar.
Darren Barr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Gary Teale delivers the ball, Lee Mair produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Jason Holt takes a shot. Craig Samson gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil by Conor Newton. Mehdi Taouil restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by John Sutton goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ryan Stevenson sends in a cross, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
Ngoo ready for cup revenge
Michael Ngoo hopes to take his Scottish Communities Cup final frustrations out on holders St Mirren when the Buddies visit Tynecastle in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Danny Lennon's men lifted their first major piece of silverware in 26 years as they came from behind in dramatic style to beat Hearts 3-2 in the Hampden final in March.
That afternoon still rankles with the 20-year-old striker who joined the Jambos on loan from Liverpool in January.
The Gorgie club are looking to fill Tynecastle by dropping all ticket prices to #5 and so far more than 14,000 have taken advantage of the deal, all of them, like Ngoo, looking for some sort of revenge.
He said: "Everyone is up for it, everyone is ready to go.
"The cup final was unfortunate but Saturday is another chance to play them again and beat them, especially with the crowd that will turn up.
"I think we have a good chance."
Ngoo, who started his career at Southend, admits it could be "difficult" to extend his loan period at the club due to finances.
The Edinburgh club are about #25million in debt, with #15million of that owed to Ukio Bankas, who learned on Thursday that a Lithuanian court ruled that bankruptcy proceedings should commence against them.
With the future of Hearts subject to on-going speculation, Ngoo is set to return to Anfield for pre-season training before he makes any decisions about the next step in his career.
"After pre-season with Liverpool we will see what happens," he said. "As a young player, I need to keep working hard at things to make me a better player.
"I think I have got stronger as a player and my knowledge has got a bit better as well.
"I love Edinburgh, it is an experience any young player would ask for.
"It is not what I expected it to be. I expected everyone to be serious but everyone is bubbly, happy and they try to help one another the best way we can and get the results.
"Not many players get to play in a cup final especially in their first loan spell, so that was fantastic, as was playing in front of the fans at Tynecastle.
"I like them a lot and get on with a lot of fans that I see out.
"The negatives are being in the position we are in and the amount of injured players who could have boosted the squad and made us stronger.
"But I have had a great experience up here and will take a lot out of it."
Andy Webster is suspended for Hearts after being sent off in the defeat against Dundee at Dens Park last week.
Fellow centre-back Danny Wilson is still struggling with a thigh injury but may still feature.
St Mirren defender Marc McAusland expects Hearts to be on a revenge mission.
McAusland knows Hearts will be keen to make amends for the defeat at Hampden but backed Saints to claim the point they need to secure their SPL safety.
He said: "They will want a bit of revenge for the cup final. It's always tough going to Tynecastle.
"They have big, strong players. They are a good team. If they turn up on the day, they will give us a right hard game.
"But, hopefully, if we play the way we know we can play, we can get the job done."
Bottom side Dundee have enjoyed a resurgence under new boss John Brown in recent matches, allowing them to move to within eight points of Saints with three games to go.
The Paisley club have failed to pick up a win since their triumph at the national stadium but McAusland hopes they can finally end the Dark Blues' slim hopes of avoiding the drop.
He said: "We hoped to have done it before now but it hasn't worked out that way.
"The sooner Saturday comes, the better. Hopefully we can get it done then.
"Training has been quite relaxed this week and everybody is all right.
"We were disappointed not to get three points last Saturday but it's done now so we just need to look forward to this game."
Brown has this week attempted to crank up the pressure on the Buddies but McAusland is not interested in mind games.
He said: "I don't read about it. We just need to focus on ourselves and hopefully our performance can take care of itself and the outcome we want will be sorted."
Lennon has no fresh injury worries which means he could name a similar squad to the one who drew with Hibernian last week.
The Paisley club will again be without suspended skipper Jim Goodwin.
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