Scottish Championship leaders Hearts maintained their nine-point advantage over Rangers as they eased to a 2-0 win against Alloa Athletic.
Dale Carrick could be back in the Hearts squad for the weekend game against Alloa Athletic.
Hearts have missed out on the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Championship to 12 points after their game with Cowdenbeath was called off.
Hearts expect striker Dale Carrick and midfielders Sam Nicholson and Jason Holt to return for their Scottish Championship clash with Cowdenbeath.
Hearts have put a new three-year contract extension on the table to keep midfielder Prince Buaben at Tynecastle, Sky Sports News understands.
Hearts overcame a scare to extend their unbeaten start to the Scottish Championship season to 15 matches with a 4-1 victory over Queen of the South at Tynecastle.
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson could welcome back three players for Saturday's Scottish Championship game with Queen of the South.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says he is proud of the club's passionate supporters but insists the club will deal with anyone who is offensive.