Tired Driver is injury free, confirms Jefferies

HEARTS manager Jim Jefferies has allayed fears over the fitness of Andrew Driver.

Driver and Ian Black both sat out training yesterday after being taken off during the 1-1 draw with St Mirren, but the pair will be fit for Saturday's visit of Kilmarnock. Driver has missed much of the last five months with tendinitis in his knee but Jefferies revealed his substitution was merely down to tired limbs.

"Driver had cramp, that's all, and will be fine," said Jefferies. "He didn't train today but he has his own programme to follow and he'll be okay for the weekend."

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Black had been struggling with a back problem and needed four stitches in a head wound, but he should make the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Kilmarnock along with Laryea Kingston, who missed the Paisley draw through illness.

"Ian will also be okay even though he didn't train this morning," Jefferies said. "Larry was also a bit more bouncy today after missing the St Mirren game so that's encouraging for Saturday as well."

Ryan Stevenson could miss out again though with a knee injury, which could require surgery.

"Ryan will get the injection and we'll see how he is," Jefferies said.