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Inverness CT v Hearts preview

Inverness Caley boss John Hughes is boosted by the return of Richie Foran for Saturday's match with bottom place Hearts.

The Caley Thistle skipper is set for his first start since 21 December when he suffered a shoulder injury against Aberdeen.

Foran came off the bench in last week's 2-2 draw at Stranraer in the Scottish Cup, and also featured in a match for the U20s in midweek.

Hughes has no fresh selection problems as his team look for success against Hearts for the second time in recent weeks, after winning the League Cup semi-final on penalties at Easter Road.

Hearts boss Gary Locke is without five players for the Scottish Premiership clash at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.

Locke lost the services of David Smith earlier this week, with the winger facing almost two months out of action because of a fractured knee.

Smith joins long-term casualties Jason Holt and Jamie Walker, who are both absent with foot injuries.

Hearts are also without defender Kevin McHattie and striker Callum Paterson as they serve suspensions.