Smith hopeful of Weir recovery

Rangers manager Walter Smith is optimistic David Weir will be fit to make his return in Saturday's SPL clash against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

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Weir: Missed draw against Stuttgart

Weir: Missed draw against Stuttgart

The defender missed Wednesday's Champions League tie against Stuttgart with an ankle knock he sustained in last week's goalless draw at Motherwell.

However, the 39-year-old trained on Friday and, providing he suffers no adverse reaction to the session, is expected to take part against Killie.

Central defensive partner Madjid Bougherra is suspended, while Kyle Lafferty is likely to remain on the sidelines along with long-term casualties Kirk Broadfoot and Maurice Edu.

Kick-off is at 12.30pm.

Gers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Papac, Weir, Mendes, Davis, McCulloch, Rothen, Novo, Miller, Naismith, Boyd, Thomson, Fleck, Little, Wilson, Alexander, Beasley.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:45
Inverness v Aberdeen
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Motherwell v Celtic
15:00
Hearts v Ross Co
Kilmarnock v Partick
St J'stone v Dundee Utd
St Mirren v Hibernian
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 33 17 63
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 33 5 52
6 St J'stone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 33 -15 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross Co 33 -18 31
10 St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Partick 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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