Aberdeen v Celtic preview

Team news for Saturday's Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final clash between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden.

Last Updated: 28/01/11 at 16:36

Blackman: Cup-tied for Celtic match

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The Dons will be without Nick Blackman for the cup semi against the Hoops.

The on-loan Blackburn striker is cup-tied after appearing in the competition with Motherwell earlier in the season.

Sone Aluko will undergo a late fitness test as he bids to make his comeback from an Achilles injury for the clash at Hampden.

Celtic's new signing Kris Commons is in contention.

The Scotland winger's move from Derby was confirmed on Friday and he has been added to Neil Lennon's squad.

Daniel Majstorovic, James Forrest and Georgios Samaras (all hamstring) are all out.

Dons (from): Langfield, Diamond, Considine, McArdle, Vujadinovic, Milsom, Hartley, Jack, Vernon, Magennis, Maguire, Young, McNamee, Howard, Paton, Pawlett, Robertson, Aluko.

Bhoys (from): Forster, Wilson, Mulgrew, Rogne, Izaguirre, Brown, Ledley, Kayal, Juarez, Stokes, Hooper, Murphy, Commons, McCourt, Ljungberg, Zaluska, McGinn, Carey.

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