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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, 30 August 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v Partick
Hamilton v Ross Co
Inverness v Kilmarnock
Motherwell v St J'stone
St Mirren v Dundee Utd
Sunday, 31 August 2014
12:30
Dundee v Celtic
Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Celtic v Aberdeen  
15:00
Dundee Utd v Hamilton  
Kilmarnock v St Mirren  
Partick v Inverness  

Scottish Premiership

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

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

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