Hearts boss Craig Levein has revealed that Peter Haring is set to feature for the Tynecastle side for the first time since December.
The midfielder had a double hernia operation in January. But Levein has confirmed that he plans to feature the player at some stage of the upcoming match against St Mirren.
“I’m hopeful that Peter has a full week of training with no problems and then if he does that, he’ll be in contention for the weekend” he told the Edinburgh Evening News.
“I don’t think it will take him long to get his eye back in.”
Haring has been a big miss for Hearts. He has been one of the stand-out performers for the Jambos this season.
He joined Hearts on a two-year deal from SV Ried in the summer, and hasn’t looked back.
He has played at both centre-back and in midfield, and was a key man in the middle of the park when Hearts had their blistering start to the season.
So far he has scored six goals in 26 appearances, a more than decent record for a defensive midfielder.
Haring’s return has come at a great time for Hearts. They are in a battle for Europe and have a winnable Scottish Cup quarter-final against Partick Thistle on the horizon.