Genero Zeefuik notched the third fastest hat-trick in Scottish football history as Hearts beat Cowdenbeath 10-0 to record their biggest league win.
Hearts will make a late decision on the fitness of Prince Buaben ahead of the visit of Cowdenbeath to Tynecastle on Saturday; the influential midfielder remains doubtful because of a toe injury.
Genero Zeefuik scored a late winner as Hearts came from behind to beat battling Queen of the South 2-1 at Palmerston Park.
Hearts moved 20 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship as they continued their inexorable march back to the Premiership with a 1-0 win over lowly Livingston.
Hearts midfielder Sam Nicholson is fit to face Livingston at Tynecastle despite coming off worse in a much-publicised meeting with Jason Talbot's left boot last weekend.
Rangers are to contest a violent conduct charge against Lee McCulloch, with the hearing to take place on Thursday.
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson believes his team negotiated a tough hurdle in the 3-2 victory over Livingston.
Scottish Championship leaders Hearts scored two late goals and had Brad McKay sent off in a 3-2 win at Livingston to extend the gap at the summit to 19 points.