Hearts face a striking dilemma ahead of Wednesday night’s trip to Ibrox to play Rangers. Main striker Uche Ikpeazu is out of the game due to a head injury.

Steven Naismith is also out, with a long-term knee injury.

Therefore, Craig Levein needs to find a new solution to his striking issues. That could mean a start for David Vanecek.

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Vanecek has yet to find the back of the net after seven appearances for the Tynecastle side. He had found the net seven times for his former side Teplice before joining Hearts in January.

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So far though, he has found it difficult to adjust to life in Scotland. He was not involved in the recent 2-1 win over Hearts, which saw Ikpeazu score the winning goal.

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That might be a good or bad thing in regard to any potential performance at Ibrox. He could be out to prove the manager wrong, and turn in a performance which makes him more of a regular in the first team.

Or he could turn in a performance which shows that he does not deserve to be a regular in the side.

This game could be a defining one for Vanecek at Hearts. He might not have been at the club for long, but he needs to start proving the doubters wrong. A good start would be a great performance at Ibrox.

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