No Liam Boyce for Hearts as St Johnstone match passes pitch inspection

Hearts trip to St Johnstone this evening will take place as planned following a pitch inspection.

Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 6:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 7:03 pm
St Johnstone v Hearts is on after McDiarmid Park passed a pitch inspection. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Heavy and persistent rainfall across the country had led to concerns over the playing surface at McDiarmid Park and match referee Kevin Clancy conducted an inspection at 6.45pm.

A huge Hearts travelling support of around 3000 fans had already set off on their journey to Perth and they breathed a sigh of relief as Hearts confirmed via a tweet that the park had been deemed playable and the match was on.

Hearts have already announced their starting line-up for the match with Liam Boyce failing to recover from the calf injury picked up in the weekend draw with Dundee at Tynecastle Park.

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French striker Armand Gnanduillet is primed to lead the attack while Josh Ginnelly and Andy Halliday have also been restored to the starting line-up as the Edinburgh club’s ten-game unbeaten Premiership run goes on the line.

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