Date: 16th October 2018 at 1:04pm
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The October international break is nothing more than a distant memory hence, and at last, we can turn our attention to Saturday’s 3 pm Premiership fixture away at Celtic.

Only one point separates us from Brendan Rodgers side and so if Hibernian are to continue to push top of the table Hearts, who, at the same time host Aberdeen then Neil Lennon’s team could, and it goes without saying, do with at least a point.

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Thomas Agyepong

The Manchester City 22-year-old on loan winger is still nursing a hamstring and will not be ready for Saturday. The latest we have is that he should be available for the home game against St Johnstone on 3rd November. Failing that the trip to Aberdeen the following week should be within easy reach.

Paul Hanlon

Paul’s hamstring is being assessed daily, however, expect him to be fighting fit at the weekend.

James Maclaren

The 25-year-old has been out of action since the 3-2 win over Kilmarnock in mid-September. The thing with back injuries is that they can take a while to recover fully and so we believe his return time frame is similar to Agyepong’s.

There is one glimmer of hope.  Today he posted via his Instagram account and in doing so merely said, ‘boots are on.”

Is this the news we’ve been waiting for?

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Boots are on ???????? ????????

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We will, of course, keep our ear to the ground for any new player injuries not already disclosed.

 

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