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Sol Bamba is a doubt but Liam Miller is available for Hibs.

Miller's controversial red card in last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Kilmarnock was overturned on appeal and he will now not be suspended for the game with the bottom of the table Dons.

Bamba, meanwhile, suffered a hamstring injury at Rugby Park and could miss out along with long-term absentees Darryl Duffy (foot), Graham Stack (back) and Merouane Zemmama (knee), who are now back in training and could return in the new year.

David McNamee could be among the substitutes for Aberdeen.

McNamee, a free agent after leaving Plymouth, is unlikely to start but could come off the bench for the Dons.

Rory McArdle is available again after missing the 5-0 loss to Hearts through suspension, but Fraser Fyvie and Darren Mackie both remain on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries.

Hibernian (from): Brown, Wotherspoon, Hogg, Bamba, De Graaf, Rankin, Hanlon, Thicot, Trakys, Stevenson, Galbraith, Dickoh, Grounds, Miller, McBride, Murray, Smith, Stephens, Nish, Riordan, Hart, Horner.

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, Ifil, Diamond, Robertson, Folly, Magennis, Aluko, Hartley, Jack, Vernon, Maguire, Young, Howard, Considine, Paton, Vujadinovic, Velicka, Pawlett, McNamee.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Aberdeen v Motherwell  
Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Dundee v Hamilton  
Inverness v Dundee U  
Partick v St J'stone  
St Mirren v Ross Co  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:00
Celtic v Kilmarnck  
Friday, 31 October 2014
19:45
St J'stone v Motherwell  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Celtic v Inverness  
Dundee U v St Mirren  
Hamilton v Partick  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 10 14 23
2 Dundee U 10 7 22
3 Inverness 10 6 20
4 Kilmarnck 10 6 20
5 Celtic 9 13 17
6 Aberdeen 10 1 16
7 Dundee 10 -1 13
8 Partick 9 0 10
9 St J'stone 10 -7 9
10 St Mirren 10 -8 7
11 Motherwell 10 -12 7
12 Ross Co 10 -19 4

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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