Celtic v Aberdeen preview

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

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James Forrest is suspended for the Hoops.

The Bhoys wide-man is sidelined after having his appeal against a red card picked up in the 1-1 draw at Hamilton turned down.

Striker Georgios Samaras is still out with a hamstring injury.

Aberdeen full-back David McNamee will undergo a late fitness test as he battles a groin problem.

Winger Sone Aluko is a major doubt with an Achilles problem but Nick Blackman could make his debut after a virus prevented him from playing against St Mirren last weekend.

Yoann Folly (broken ankle), Darren Mackie and Fraser Fyvie (both knee) remain on the sidelines.

Celtic (provisional squad): Forster, Wilson, Majstorovic, Rogne, Izaguirre, McCourt, Mulgrew, Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Stokes, Hooper, Ljungberg, Murphy, Zaluska, McGinn, Towell, Crosas, Juarez.

Aberdeen (provisional squad): Langfield, Diamond, Ifil, Considine, McArdle, Young, Magennis, Hartley, Vernon, Maguire, Pawlett, McNamee, Howard, Paton, Robertson, Vujadinovic, Milsom, Blackman.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 27 December 2014
15:00
Celtic v Ross Co  
Dundee v St Mirren  
Kilmarnock v Hamilton  
Motherwell v Partick  
St J'stone v Dundee U  
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Inverness v Aberdeen  
Thursday, 01 January 2015
12:15
Dundee U v Dundee  
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Hamilton v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Inverness  

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