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A look at how Hearts could line-up against St Mirren on Friday night

The Hearts team which faces St Mirren on Friday night is set to be very different to the one which last made the journey to Paisley for a league fixture. Of the XI which started the 0-0 draw in September four players have left the club, while a further three are on the periphery of the current first-team squad. Andy Irving was a first-half substitute, while Sean Clare was an unused sub. Daniel Stendel has a big selection to make with Hearts ideally needing to pick up all three points against their relegation rivals. And they may have to do so without striker Liam Boyce.