Hibernian v Aberdeen preview

Hibernian captain James McPake remains doubtful with a back problem for Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash with Aberdeen at Easter Road.

Defender Tim Clancy (groin) is definitely out as Hibs seek to remain unbeaten at home this season.

Midfielder Gary Deegan (fractured jaw) has been given permission to return to full training, but will be eased in gently.

Aberdeen have doubts over Ryan Fraser, Clark Robertson and Gavin Rae.

Robertson's injury is unspecified while Fraser has a hip problem and Rae a hamstring injury. The trio will undergo fitness tests on Saturday morning.

Gary Naysmith, Stephen Hughes, Ryan Jack and Rob Milsom are out, with youngsters Declan McManus, Stephen O'Neill and Jamie Masson included in the travelling party.