Football - Locke heartened by fitness boost

Hearts boss Gary Locke has been handed good news ahead of the trip to Kilmarnock after defenders Andy Webster and Darren Barr were both passed fit.

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Stand-in skipper Webster missed his side's 4-2 defeat to Ross County with a thigh strain but is back in contention for this weekend's match at Rugby Park in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, while Barr has overcome a lingering ankle complaint.

Locke, however, will have to monitor Gordon Smith after he was injured in an Under-20s match with Motherwell in midweek.

Long-term absentees including captain Marius Zaliukas and Danny Grainger remain unavailable.

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