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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 16 38
2 Inverness CT 16 32
3 Dundee United 16 31
4 Aberdeen 16 31
5 Hamilton Academical 16 30
6 St Johnstone 16 23
7 Kilmarnock 16 21
8 Dundee 16 20
9 Partick Thistle 16 19
10 Motherwell 16 11
11 Ross County 16 9
12 St Mirren 16 8