Hearts wait on Josh Ginnelly for Alloa tie but another winger is out injured

Hearts will make a late decision on Josh Ginnelly’s fitness for Saturday’s Betfred Cup tie at Alloa Athletic.

By Barry Anderson
Thursday, 26th November 2020, 11:11 am
Hearts winger Josh Ginnelly is back running.
Hearts winger Josh Ginnelly is back running.

The Englishman is back running after a thigh injury and hopes to be involved. However, fellow winger Elliott Frear is already ruled out due to a hamstring problem.

Frear missed Tuesday night’s league win over Alloa and will now sit out Saturday’s cup match at the Indodrill Stadium.

Ginnelly has been absent from Hearts’ last five games since injuring his thigh at Arbroath a month ago.

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Manager Robbie Neilson is confident midfielder Peter Haring will be available despite taking a knock on Tuesday.

“Peter should be fine but Frear will be out. He has a wee hamstring problem,” Neilson told the Evening News. “Ginnelly is back running so we will just need to see where he is and whether he’s ready or not.

“You start at a low pace and then build it up. We will see how he is over the next day or two.”

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