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Livingston v Hearts preview

Livingston will be without Simon Mensing, Nejc Praprotnik and Rob Ogleby for the visit of Hearts in the Petrofac Training Cup.

Livi manager John McGlynn insists he has nothing to prove when he comes up against one of former clubs. He spent almost 10 years at Tynecastle, initially as a coach before an eight-month spell as manager.

McGlynn said: "Hearts were good to me over the two spells I had there. When I went there as manager it was a great privilege. I don't think I've got anything to prove - I'm working for Livingston now and just trying to do the best I possibly can here."

With first-choice goalkeeper Neil Alexander injured and Jack Hamilton cup-tied, on-loan Lee Hollis is expected to start in goal for Hearts. Jamie Walker and Osman Sow are suspended, while Dale Carrick and Callum Paterson remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Hearts have made a decent start to the new season with league victories over Rangers and Hibernian, but they are likely to make a number of changes for Wednesday night.

Assistant boss Stevie Crawford: "We're not getting carried away. You're only as good as your last game. We are focused on Livingston. The squad will be utilised to the full."

Hearts players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect following the sudden death of long-time supporter Jimmy Crandles during Sunday's match against Hibs.