Dunfermline v Hearts

Dunfermline's injury problems are continuing with Andrew Barrowman ruled out after having his appendix removed.

On-loan Jason Thomson is also out because a gentleman's agreement forbids him turning out against Hearts who are his parent club.

For Hearts, David Obua is doubtful, while winger Andrew Driver could return to the squad.

Marian Kello is pushing for a return from a shoulder injury while Calum Elliot is recovering from knee surgery.

Jim McIntyre, Dunfermline manager:

"When you turn in a performance like the Aberdeen match then you deserve all the criticism going. We just weren't at the races at all.

"Every facet of what we did well in our first seven games was missing. That wasn't good enough and we are all well aware of that. Now they've got a chance to make amends."

Hearts midfielder Eggert Jonsson:

"The St Johnstone game away was just a bad day for us. We spoke after the game and everyone was disappointed.

"There was no better game to bounce back than playing Celtic at home.

"We knew what we had to do and that was obviously to win the game and get three points.

"But since then we can't really talk about it. Okay, we won but now we have to look forward and going from Celtic to Dunfermline away.

"If we don't get a good result in this game then the Celtic game doesn't mean anything.

"You can't just go and beat Celtic and not perform against the teams we think we should be winning against."

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