Strikers Esteban Casagolda and Nick Blackman could make their Motherwell debuts against Hibernian.
Spaniard Casagolda and on-loan Blackburn forward Blackman are likely to start on the bench.Watch Motherwell vs Hibernian Live Stream | Scottish Premier League Soccer Broadcast August 15,2010Sign up and Relax. Watch Soccer stream for 3 years. Sign Up once. Hassle free Streaming HD quality.
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Craig Brown has no injury problems ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener at Fir Park.
Brown does not expect Hibernian to be any less prepared for their domestic campaign than his team despite their contrasting
Hibernian crashed out in their first Europa League tie 6-2 on aggregate against Maribor after two defeats by the Slovenians, while Motherwell have beaten Breidablik and Aalesund to leave Danish side Odense as the final obstacle to the group stages.Watch Motherwell vs Hibernian Live Stream | Scottish Premier League Soccer Broadcast August 15,2010
Motherwell have only conceded one goal in their four matches, which came from an injury-time penalty in Norway.
But Brown is wary of Hibs following their impressive start last season under John Hughes.
"If you look back a year ago, they were in brilliant form at the start of last season, they were splitting the Old Firm,'' Brown said. "That proves that John Hughes' pre-season preparation with Brian Rice is obviously very good.
"They started on fire last season and there is no reason to think that they won't do the same again. So we have to be very vigilant.
"They had a very closely-contested game with Maribor. We had a couple of extra games in the Europa League but we respect Hibs greatly and I know that John Hughes will be keen to get away to a good start.''
Hibernian defender Ian Murray will miss out.
Murray will serve the first match of a two-game ban while his team-mates play at Fir Park.
However, Colin Nish and Graham Stack are both in line to return following calf injuries.
Murray has urged Hibernian to prove their European disappointment is firmly behind them as they prepare for another assault on the League.
Murray believes Hibs can prove the doubters wrong who have tipped Well to come out on top in the live television clash.
He said: "For some reason, there is always a little bit of doubting Hibs and the minute things start to go wrong there seems to be this big panic and big crisis at Easter Road.
"That might come from within, I'm not sure. It might be our fans, it might be ourselves. But we need to get rid of that.
"We are not a bad team. We finished fourth last season and we could have finished third with a little bit of luck and a better performance after Christmas.
"We believe in our ability and we have a good mix of players. We got beat by Maribor and end of story.
"The season hasn't even started yet but we probably feel that everybody is looking for Motherwell to win the game and be favourites but we believe we can beat them.''
He added: "I think we got over the Maribor game pretty quickly.
"We went down to Blackpool for a friendly after the home leg and got a decent result, which we probably needed for the confidence.
"The lads are now ready to go on Sunday.''