Hearts: Robbie Neilson gives fitness update on Andy Halliday and Stephen Kingsley

Hearts expect to have midfielder Andy Halliday back for Friday’s Championship match against Alloa, but left-back Stephen Kingsley will miss out again.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 7:00 am
Hearts duo Andy Halliday and Stephen Kingsley missed last weekend's draw at Dunfermline.

Halliday was absent due to injury for Hearts’ 0-0 draw last weekend against Dunfermline, while Kingsley has been sidelined with a groin injury since the March 20 clash with Arbroath at Gayfield.

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Manager Robbie Neilson offered an update on the duo’s fitness ahead of the Wasps’ visit to Tynecastle as Hearts look to take another step closer to the title.

"Andy has a thigh strain, he picked it up last Friday in training,” said Neilson. “He had a fitness test before Dunfermline and didn't quite make it. He should be back for Friday as I was swaying about putting him on the bench at Dunfermline. We decided not to take the risk.

"Stephen is getting closer. I don't think he'll make Friday but I hope we get him back before the season finishes.”