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Scottish Premiership

Tynecastle Stadium (ATT 15,218) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Muir

Hearts Hearts vs Aberdeen Aberdeen

Hearts 2

J Walker (18)
K McHattie (S/O 67)
J McGhee (88)


Aberdeen 1

N McGinn (pen 68)

Scottish Premiership: Hearts host Aberdeen at Tynecastle

Last Updated: 24/08/13 2:58pm

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Gary Locke: Waiting on fitness of striker

Gary Locke: Waiting on fitness of striker

Hearts manager Gary Locke is waiting on the fitness of Dale Carrick ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen at Tynecastle.

The 19-year-old has struggled with a knee problem since the start of the season and Locke will wait as long as possible before deciding whether to include him.

Attacking midfielder Ryan Stevenson remains a long-term absentee for the Jambos as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury.

Aberdeen will arrive in Edinburgh with problems of their own - goalkeeper Jamie Langfield is suspended following his red card against Celtic last weekend, providing former Manchester City stopper Nicky Weaver with a chance to deputise.

Midfielders Barry Robson and Chris Clark are still sidelined by knee problems, but defender Andrew Considine is not far away from making a full recovery from his broken toe.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 34 82
2 Aberdeen 34 74
3 Inverness CT 33 55
4 St Johnstone 34 51
5 Dundee United 33 49
6 Dundee 34 44
7 Hamilton Academical 34 46
8 Partick Thistle 34 41
9 Kilmarnock 34 38
10 Ross County 34 37
11 Motherwell 34 31
12 St Mirren 34 24