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  • Nelson and Curran Could Miss Tie With Hearts

    Dundee boss Jim McIntyre has doubts over the fitness of strikers Andrew Nelson and Craig Curran ahead of the Hearts weekend fixture.

    Both strikers missed the action against Rangers in the midweek defeat against Rangers.

    Andrew Nelson has missed two games for the Dark Blues after injuring himself in the 2-1 win against Livingston last month. He suffered a heel injury while celebrating his goal. 

    Curran's return is also in doubt. The former Dundee United and Ross County striker played at Livingston last weekend but has been nursing a stomach problem since the draw with Kilmarnock a fortnight ago.

    The Dens boss said: “They are coming on slowly but they are not back on the training ground yet. Hopefully we might see either before the end of the week but I don’t want to say we will because it might not happen."

    “Craig had an injection in his stomach area last week and it has settled down nicely so we have to give that a full week. It is just a muscle strain type thing in his stomach/hip area so the injection will hopefully calm that down.

    “Andrew has a heel injury which he picked up celebrating at Livingston. He just jumped up and came down on it. It looks like absolutely nothing on the video when you watch it back but he just felt something.”

    McIntyre added: “It is better but it is not fully away yet. What we don’t want to do is bring him back too early and then there is a reoccurrence which would leave him chasing his tail trying to get fitness because he has missed a lot of sessions. We have tried a couple of different things like putting a heel raise in to take the pressure off that area but he is still a bit tender so we have had to back off. He was better at the weekend so we will see what it is like by the end of the week.”

    Dundee face Hearts this weekend at Dens Park.

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