Preece and Diamond Fit, Heikks Away

The news filtering out of Pittodrie in the build-up to this weekend's big match against Hearts is that both Zander Diamond and David Preece are back in full training and are available for selection for the third place showdown on Sunday.

Unfortunately they are not joined by Markus Heikkinen, who has been sent to see specialists in Finland concerning his recurring tiredness. Doctors in Scotland have been unable to find anything wrong with the influencial midfielder, and there is a spreading fear in fans' circles that Heikks could be suffering from symptoms similar to those found in M.E. sufferers. This ties in with the Brit docs inability to diagnose Markus, as there is a history of ignorance and denial regarding M.E. in British medicine that lingers to this day.

All at Stand Free wish markus a speedy recovery - something that will be aided by discovering what the bloody hell is wrong with him.

Other news ahead of the hearts fixture: the match official will be Stuart Dougal, and fans are reminded that this is a Sunday fixture with a 3pm kick-off, and cash turnstiles will be open around the ground.