Partick Thistle v Hearts: Match preview and probable line-ups

Hearts travel to Maryhill tomorrow hoping to build on impressive results against Aberdeen and Hamilton Academical, while Partick will be looking to bounce back from their midweek Betfred Cup exit at the hands of Rangers.

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A Hibs reserve player was handed a six match ban after a women's derby was abandoned. Picture; SNS

Hibs player given ban after women’s derby match chaos

A HIBS reserve player has been handed a six-match ban after a women’s derby was forced to be abandoned when a scuffle broke out on the pitch.

Craig Levein says his players are 'feeling better about themselves'

Craig Levein warns Hearts over ‘dangerous’ Partick Thistle

Craig Levein has warned Hearts not to allow Partick Thistle’s lowly league position to lull them into a false sense of security ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Firhill.

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John Souttar

Hearts’ John Souttar ‘could easily have still been on sidelines’

When John Souttar crumpled to the Celtic Park turf with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon at the end of January, he was staring at the very real prospect of being sidelined until October.

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Sam Nicholson feels his career has been enhanced since leaving Hearts

Big interview: Ex-Hearts winger Sam Nicholson on life in US

Eight games and almost three months into his American adventure, it is clear Sam Nicholson has no regrets about his decision to swap his hometown of Penicuik for Uptown, Minneapolis.

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Malaury Martin is yet to establish himself in maroon

Malaury Martin still in Craig Levein’s plans at Hearts

Forgotten man Malaury Martin has been told he will be given a chance to return to the fold once resurgent Hearts have re-established themselves as a team able to play confidently on the front foot.

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Hibernian's last trip to Hampden ended in a 3-2 defeat to Aberdeen - but Neil Lennon's men are heading back to G42 for the 21st time since the year 2000. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs set to make 21st appearance at Hampden since 2000

Hibs are set to make their 21st cup appearance at Hampden Park since the year 2000, following Tuesday night’s victory over Livingston.

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 Hearts captain Christophe Berra at Full Time.

‘Christophe’s a godsend’ – how Hearts have improved with Berra

Christophe Berra is making a pretty good fist of living up to his billing as one of the Scottish Premiership’s transfer coups of the past summer.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein hopes to have Aaron Hughes in his squad for Saturday's match at Partick. Pic: SNS

Hughes and Randall in contention for Hearts’ trip to Partick

Craig Levein is confident that both Aaron Hughes and Connor Randall will be back in contention for Hearts’ trip to Partick Thistle.

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 Hearts Manager Craig Levein (L) with Michael Smith

Michael Smith interview: I feel I’m flourishing at Hearts

Michael Smith came to Scotland for multiple challenges. He joined Hearts on a two-year contract in June to fill Callum Paterson’s No.2 shirt. Added to that, he wanted competitive football and craved an international recall with Northern Ireland.

Jamie Walker

Hearts’ Jamie Walker ‘is in a good place’, says Craig Levein

Hearts manager Craig Levein reported today that Jamie Walker is focused and “in a good place” because talk of a transfer to Rangers has now ceased.

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Marvin Bartley of Hibs and Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves will meet on December 27. Pic: SNS

Hearts-Hibs Christmas derby to be shown live as TV dates revealed

Hibs will have four televised matches in December, with three of them taking place in the space of just six days.

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Former Hearts owner Wallace Mercer launched the merger plot in 1990

Edinburgh United? The plot to merge Hibs and Hearts

ITALIA 90 was only four days away but the hopes and dreams for Andy Roxburgh and Scotland at the World Cup were forgotten by the news breaking from much closer to home.

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Bjorn Johnsen played one season at Tynecastle. Picture: SNS

Ex-Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen scores against Dutch giants Ajax

Ex-Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen has made headlines in the Netherlands after scoring the equalising goal against Ajax on Sunday.

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Arnaud Djoum has a medial knee ligament injury. Pic: SNS

Injured Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum out for several weeks

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum is facing four to five weeks out with a medial ligament injury sustained during Saturday’s win over Hamilton.

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Ross Callachan, left, celebrates his goal

Gary Mackay: Hearts showing resilience and self-belief

Slowly but surely Hearts are starting to rediscover their self-belief.

Ross Callachan reacts after claiming his first goal for Hearts, scoring after just three minutes by converting a cross from full-back Michael Smith

Hearts reaction: Craig Levein quick to stamp his style on team

Combative and spirited Hearts is what Craig Levein desired and he seems well on the way to achieving his goal.

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Ross Callachan's ecstatic celebration after scoring Hearts' first goal against Hamilton

Hamilton 1-2 Hearts: Ross Callachan scores first goal in Craig Levein's maiden win

Craig Levein enjoyed his first win back in charge of Hearts as goals from Ross Callachan and Kyle Lafferty secured a narrow 2-1 victory at Hamilton.
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Hearts could come up against one of their former players in David Templeton when they travel to Hamilton today. Pic: SNS

Ex-Hearts ace Templeton ‘got lost’ at Rangers, says Levein

Craig Levein believes former Hearts winger David Templeton “got lost” at Rangers, but is delighted to see him back in the Premiership with Hamilton.

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