Hearts have been dealt a blow with the news that influential midfielder Arnaud Djoum will be out for around 4-5 weeks with a medial ligament injury. The Cameroon international was taken off at half-time during Hearts 2-1 win at Hamilton Academical in the Ladbrokes Premiership last Saturday.

Djoum himself confirmed the story on social media last night. His absence is a setback for Craig Levein’s side as they continue their run of games away from Edinburgh with trips to Partick Thistle and Dundee in the next ten days.

Looking ahead, Hearts have confirmed Ladbrokes Premiership fixture changes for December. The club’s home game against Dundee – originally scheduled for Wednesday 13th December – has been brought forward to Tuesday 12th December. This is to avoid a clash with Hibernian’s home game with Rangers on 13th December.

Hearts game with Celtic at Tynecastle on Saturday 16th December has been moved to Sunday 17th December with a 12.30pm kick-off. This game will be shown on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports have also announced they will cover the Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle on Wednesday 27th December, kick-off 7.45pm.