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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, 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  
Kilmarnck v Dundee  

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 Aberdeen 11 2 19
6 Celtic 9 13 17
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 11 -13 7
12 Ross Co 10 -19 4

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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