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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

Friday, 19 September 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v Ross Co  
Hamilton v Kilmarnock  
Inverness v St J'stone  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
12:15
Dundee v Dundee Utd  
15:00
Celtic v Motherwell  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
St Mirren v Celtic  
15:00
Aberdeen v Inverness  
Dundee Utd v St J'stone  
Kilmarnock v Partick  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 6 6 13
2 Inverness 6 5 13
3 Dundee Utd 6 3 13
4 Celtic 5 8 10
5 Dundee 6 2 10
6 Kilmarnock 6 0 10
7 St J'stone 6 -2 9
8 Partick 5 3 7
9 Aberdeen 5 -1 6
10 Motherwell 6 -4 6
11 St Mirren 5 -8 0
12 Ross Co 6 -12 0

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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