DAVID TEMPLETON BACK IN CONTENTION
David Templeton could be back for Hearts' William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic at Hampden next week, according to Jambos coach Gary Locke.
The Tynecastle winger has been out of action with a groin injury since featuring against Motherwell on February 18.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dunfermline at East End Park, Locke said: "He has had a serious problem with a stomach/groin but he trained for a good four or five weeks with the physios and the story is he will probably start training on Monday and hopefully put himself in contention for the cup game.
"I think it is a possibility (making the Celtic game).
"He is a fit lad, there is not a lot of fat about him and if he gets a good week's training then I am sure he will come into contention."
Locke was unable to clarify the situation regarding Marian Kello, who has been linked with Aston Villa.
The 29-year-old keeper, whose contract runs out in the summer, has been frozen out since January since reportedly refusing to agree to a move to Austria Vienna
The former Hearts skipper said: "Marian trained yesterday.
"He is a top-class goalkeeper so he will be linked with big clubs but I don't know anything about it."
Tynecastle legend Locke is in no hurry to leave the Gorgie club.
He said: "I have a year left on my current contract and I would like to extend that.
"I think everybody knows what the club means to me but that's a long way off.
"All I am concentrating on is Dunfermline on Saturday, it's not about my future at the moment."
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