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Hibernian v Partick preview

Jordon Forster will be absent when out-of-form Hibernian take on Partick Thistle at Easter Road on Saturday.

Forster is suspended while fellow defender James McPake may also be sidelined due to an on-going back problem.

Paul Heffernan and Paul Hanlon are definitely out for the remainder of the season with thigh and knee injuries respectively.

Visiting Thistle are struggling with injuries, with defender Aaron Muirhead and midfielders Isaac Osbourne and Sean Welsh still all unavailable.

Defender Muirhead has a knee injury, while midfielders Osbourne and Welsh have ankle and groin concerns respectively.

Manager Alan Archibald says there are three other players who he rates as 50-50 for the Scottish Premiership match but has not named them.