St Johnstone v Hearts: Pitch inspection, Saints sweat over key player’s fitness, one player out for Jambos, probable teams

Due to heavy rain and a drop in temperatures, the floor at McDiarmid Park shall be checked earlier than the Jambos journey up the A90 to Perth.

For the hosts, Zander Clark and Callum Booth are rated as 50-50 as they battle with respective calf and groin issues. Nadir Ciftci and Michael O’Halloran are match once more after hamstring accidents however Cammy MacPherson, Chris Kane, Shaun Rooney, Craig Bryson and David Wotherspoon are out.

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Hearts have a close to full-strength squad accessible as they give the impression of being to win in Perth for the primary time in a decade. Michael Smith returned to the aspect final weekend after points together with his again and ought to be accessible, that means Craig Halkett is the one confirmed absentee as he works his approach again from a hamstring harm.

Goalkeeper Zander Clark is battling harm for St Johnstone.

Probable St Johnstone workforce: Parish; Cleary, Gordon, Kerr; Brown, Hallberg, Butterfield, Gallacher; Crawford, Middleton; Hendry.

Probable Hearts workforce: Gordon: Sibbick, Souttar, Kingsley; Smith, Devlin, Baningime, Cochrane; McKay, Boyce, Simms.

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