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Hibernian v Falkirk preview

Hibernian will be without the suspended Lewis Stevenson and Scott Robertson for the visit of Falkirk on Saturday.

Paul Hanlon misses out again with a knee injury while manager Alan Stubbs has told centre-back Michael Nelson he is free to leave Easter Road.

Stubbs told the club's website: "We saw Falkirk against Rangers and they put in a really good performance, although they didn't take anything from the game.

"I also saw them against Dunfermline on Tuesday and they would probably be the first to say that performance wasn't at the same level as it had been against Rangers.

"But they came out and won, so we're under no illusions at all - we know it's going to be a really tough game on Saturday."

Regarding Nelson, Stubbs said: "We had a discussion and it was very amicable. I couldn't guarantee Nels a place in the team.

"I'm not being disrespectful but he is coming towards the other end of his career and will want to play as much as he can. I said if he wanted to look for another club, we will not stand in his way. We will see how that develops."