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Hearts' Elliott nearing peak fitness for Aberdeen trip

Hearts striker Stephen Elliott is nearing full fitness as this weekend's SPL trip to Aberdeen gets closer.

The Republic of Ireland international has been struggling with a hamstring injury in recent weeks but manager Jim Jefferies believes his performance in a bounce game earlier this week has him in contention for a first team start.

"Stephen looked sharp in the game against Hamilton which was very encouraging," Jefferies told Hearts News.

"He didn't play the full 90 minutes as I didn't want him picking up an injury with him tiring towards the end."

The 26-year old has only managed two appearances for his new club since crossing from Preston North End in August.

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