Target four in a row

Hearts have no fresh injury worries as they prepare to take on Hamilton at home. Suso Santana will be out for around six weeks following the knee operation he had last weekend, while Jason Thomson remains a doubt with an ankle problem. Lee Wallace (knee) and Andrew Driver (thigh) are two to three weeks away from full training, with David Obua (groin) still out. In their game in August, Hearts beat Accies 4-0, but Gary Glen anticipates it will be a different matter tomorrow. He said: "It'll be a hard-fought match. Away from home they're doing better than they are at home so it'll be a tough one. At the start of the season we went there and beat them 4-0, but it will be a different story this time and we need to be up for it.''

Hamilton manager Billy Reid will assess the fitness of Nigel Hasselbaink and Mark McLaughlin right up to the last minute. Both players are struggling with niggling injuries but could be fit for the trip to Tynecastle. Skipper Alex Neil and long-term casualty James Gibson remain on the sidelines. Reid has warned his players against handing Hearts any early presents to home manager Jim Jefferies who will celebrate his 60th birthday on Monday. Jefferies would love to see the good run continue with a win over struggling Accies. But, as far as Reid is concerned, rock-bottom Hamilton have been far too generous to other teams in recent weeks, resulting in their lowly position in the SPL. He said: "
We are very much out to spoil the party. They are on a good run at the moment, they are a big, strong side and they are a big club. We enjoy going there and we have played pretty well there at times. The one thing we've got to do is make sure we are not handing out any birthday presents because we have been giving gifts away for the last five or six weeks. We are giving cheap goals away and, if you keep doing that, you are going to have problems.''