Hearts manager Craig Levein has confirmed that Uche Ikpeazu and Peter Haring missed training yesterday with the pair doubtful for this weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

The Jambos play Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden on Saturday but could now be missing two of their most important players.

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Craig Levein manager of Hearts and Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes shake hands before kick off

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Levein also confirmed that Haring won’t train today but there’s a chance Ikpeazu will train with his team-mates – but it’s still not certain.

“Uche Ikpeazu has a little problem with his knee and Peter Haring landed awkwardly and had a problem with groin,” Levein said, as quoted by Football Scotland.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Peter Haring of Heart of Midlothian celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Heart of Midlothian and St Johnstone at Tynecastle Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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“Those two haven’t trained. I don’t think they are training today actually, Peter certainly isn’t. I don’t know if Uche will be out (training) today, we will find out.”

Hearts haven’t had their injury problems to seek this season and missing the duo on Saturday will be a big blow to their hopes.

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Uche Ikpeazu of Hearts celebrates after scoring his sides second goal which made it 2-1

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If Levein’s side do make it past the Championship side, they’ll be hoping both players can return to action as soon as possible as the league enters its final phase.

However Levein’s side line up at Hampden, they’ll need to be at their best to get past John Robertson’s side and set up a final clash with Celtic or Aberdeen in May.

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