Mackie suspended as Hibernian take on St Johnstone

Midfielders David Wotherspoon and Drey Wright are missing for the visitors.

By Press Association Published: 23 August 2019 - 5.40pm

Sean Mackie is suspended for Hibernian’s Ladbrokes Premiership contest with St Johnstone.

Darren McGregor drops out with an abdominal injury to join fellow centre-back Tom James (ankle) on the sidelines while Ryan Porteous is working his way back from a knee lay-off.

Midfielder Stevie Mallan returns from suspension while winger Martin Boyle (knee) remains out. Swedish midfielder Melker Hallberg signed on Friday.

St Johnstone have a fully-fit squad other than midfielders David Wotherspoon and Drey Wright.

Wotherspoon could be back for the following weekend after a knee injury.

Wright has been back training for two weeks following a serious knee problem and is set to return after the international break.

Provisional Hibernian squad: Marciano, Maxwell, Gray, Stevenson, Whittaker, Jackson, Hanlon, Porteous, Hallberg, Vela, Slivka, Newell, Murray, Vela, Horgan, Mallan, Allan, Doidge, Shaw, Kamberi.

Provisional St Johnstone squad: Clark, Duffy, Foster, Tanser, Gordon, Vihmann, Anderson, Kerr, Callachan, Davidson, Swanson, McCann, McClean, Craig, O’Halloran, Kane, McMillan, Hendry, Kennedy, Parish.