Three rarely-seen Hearts players could be set for action in tonight’s Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen as Craig Levein looks to keep his side fresh for the Scottish Cup final.
Clevid Dikamona, Craig Wighton and Ryan Edwards could all come into the side for tonight’s clash, according to the Edinburgh Evening News as the Jambos squad is rotated.
Levein has admitted that with the Jambos where they are in the league, the cup final takes priority now and he’s got “plenty options” to keep his side fresh.
“Clevid could do with a game, Edwards came in last week so he will be involved, Wighton and Sean Clare need games. I’ve got plenty options,” Levein told to the Evening News.
“After last week and looking at the league table, the biggest thing on the horizon now is the cup final.
All three have struggled for regular game-time at Tynecastle this season, but injuries to key players have seen Levein look to use some of his fringe men ahead of the upcoming Hampden clash with Celtic.
Edwards had to wait ten months to finally make his debut for the Jambos in last month’s Edinburgh derby while Wighton as barely been seen since arriving from Dundee last summer.
Dikamona has played more than the other two but hasn’t started since February and has only made a handful of substitute appearances since.
The Jambos also have a final day league fixture with Celtic to contend with before they face the champions at Hampden so there could be a few more unfamiliar faces in the Hearts XI.