Hearts set to rest skipper so he’ll be fit for Hibs

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Hearts skipper Danny Wilson has a slight strain on his hamstring which was confirmed during a scan yesterday afternoon.

He is expected to sit out Saturday’s match with Dumbarton as a precaution to ensure he is fit to face Hibs at Easter Road the following week.

Wilson left the field early during Saturday’s 1-0 win at Alloa complaining of a tight hamstring, thus leaving his team with ten men for the final few minutes.

The 22-year-old centre-back could play against Dumbarton this weekend but will not be risked unnecessarily. Should he be rested, teenager Jordan McGhee is likely to partner Alim Ozturk in defence. Wilson would then return for the Edinburgh derby a week on Sunday.

Head coach Robbie Neilson stated after the win at Alloa that Wilson would be fine to face Dumbarton, but the injury began causing concern over the weekend and Hearts decided it should be scanned rather than risk aggravating it further.

Meanwhile, Hearts’ league match away at Livingston in April has been postponed after the West Lothian club reached the final of the Petrofac Training Cup. A new date for the game, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, will be announced in due course.

Hearts Under-20s play St Mirren at New Victoria Park, Newtongrange, tomorrow. The match has been switched to a Hearts home game at the request of the Paisley club and kicks off at 7pm.