BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
HEARTS star Peter Haring hopes to prove his fitness for this weekend’s trip to Motherwell as he bids to ease the Jambos’ injury woes.
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The versatile Austrian has been absent since Hearts’ Edinburgh derby triumph over Hibs on December 29 after undergoing surgery to cure a persistent double hernia. However, he has now emerged unscathed from three days’ full training at the club’s Oriam base.
Hearts medical staff are reluctant to rush Haring back into action, given he played through the pain barrier earlier this season, but the player is determined to earn a place in the match-day squad when they travel to Fir Park to face the in-form Steelmen.
Boss Craig Levein is likely to make a decision on Haring’s availability on Friday, although the club
Former Dundee striker Craig Wighton is also nearing a comeback after coming through Monday’s 5-0 Reserve win over Morton without any complications.
Wighton, 21, has endured a miserable time with injuries after joining the Jambos from Dundee in August and last played a senior match on December 5. He is yet to score in his nine outings for the Tynecastle outfit.
However, Levein remains hopeful that the Scotland under-21 international could play a major part in the run-in.