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Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Aberdeen and Celtic at Parkhead.

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Hooper: Back in the squad

Hooper: Back in the squad

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Gary Hooper is back in the Celtic squad after recovering from a metatarsal injury while skipper Shaun Maloney, who withdrew from last week's game against St Johnstone minutes before kick-off with a stomach bug, should be fit.

New signing Olivier Kapo will not be included while Daryl Murphy and James Forrest continue their recovery from ankle injuries.

Paul Hartley is expected to recover from illness in time to play for Aberdeen against his former club Celtic.

Hartley missed training on Wednesday with flu-like symptoms but trained today, while Yoann Folly recovered from an ankle problem to play in the 2-1 loss at St Mirren last weekend.

Andy Considine (knee) and Nikola Vujadinovic (hamstring) are still struggling and Peter Pawlett (broken toe) and long-term casualty Fraser Fyvie are out.

Celtic (from): Forster, Wilson, Cha Du-Ri, Majstorovic, Rogne, Izaguirre, Ledley, McGinn, Ki, Samaras, Stokes, McCourt, Hooiveld, Mulgrew, Loovens, Crosas, Zaluska, Juarez, Towell, Hooper, Maloney.

Aberdeen (from): Howard, Diamond, Considine, McArdle, Folly, Aluko, Hartley, Jack, Vernon, Velicka, Mackie, Maguire, Fraser, Ifil, Young, Paton, Magennis, Langfield, Vujadinovic.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:30
Inverness v Celtic  
15:00
Dundee Utd v Ross Co  
Kilmarnock v Motherwell  
Partick v Hamilton  
St J'stone v Aberdeen  
St Mirren v Dundee  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Aberdeen v Partick  
Hamilton v Ross Co  
Inverness v Kilmarnock  
Motherwell v St J'stone  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Inverness 3 4 7
2 Celtic 2 8 6
3 Hamilton 3 1 6
4 Dundee Utd 3 -1 6
5 Partick 2 4 4
6 Kilmarnock 3 -1 4
7 Dundee 3 0 3
8 Aberdeen 2 -1 3
9 Motherwell 3 -2 3
10 St J'stone 3 -3 3
11 St Mirren 2 -3 0
12 Ross Co 3 -6 0

Updated Sat, 16 Aug 2014

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