Celtic v Hearts preview

Team news for Wednesday night's Scottish Premier League clash between Celtic and Hearts at Parkhead.

Last Updated: 25/01/11 at 15:08   

Forrest: Back from ban

Forrest: Back from ban

James Forrest returns from suspension for Celtic.

Daniel Majstorovic has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring strain picked up during the first half of Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Aberdeen leaving Thomas Rogne as the only recognised central defender available.

Striker Georgios Samaras is still out with a hamstring injury.

Kevin Kyle remains a doubt as Hearts bid to extend their 11-match unbeaten away run against leaders Celtic.

Striker Kyle missed last Saturday's 1-0 win over Rangers due to a groin injury and may be absent again, but Rudi Skacel is poised to continue in midfield after showing no ill-effects following a recent calf problem.

Suso Santana is poised to be on the substitutes' bench again following his knee injury, but Calum Elliot remains doubtful and Andrew Driver (thigh) is nearing a return.

Celtic (from): Forster, Wilson, Mulgrew, Rogne, Izaguirre, McCourt, Ljungberg, Brown, Kayal, Forrest, Ledley, McGinn, Stokes, Hooper, Murphy, Zaluska, Carey, Towell.

Hearts (from): Kello, Barr, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Palazuelos, Templeton, Elliot, Elliott, Balogh, Kyle, Skacel, Jonsson, Mrowiec, C Thomson, Novikovas, Wallace, Obua, J Thomson, Kucharski, Santana.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:45
Inverness v Aberdeen  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Motherwell v Celtic  
15:00
Hearts v Ross Co  
Kilmarnock v Partick  
St J'stone v Dundee Utd  
St Mirren v Hibernian  
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 33 17 63
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 33 5 52
6 St J'stone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 33 -15 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross Co 33 -18 31
10 St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Partick 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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