Celtic v Hibernian preview

Team news for Saturday's SPL clash between Celtic and Hibernian at Parkhead.

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O'Connor: Injury doubt

O'Connor: Injury doubt

Charlie Mulgrew and Georgios Samaras return to the Celtic squad.

The Hoops stand-in skipper and the Greece striker have both recovered from ankle problems.

Defender Glenn Loovens (hamstring) and Kris Commons (calf) are out for another week while Mo Bangura is out for another fortnight with his knee complaint.

Ian Murray and Garry O'Connor are injury doubts for the visitors.

Murray has had a niggling hip/groin problem, while O'Connor picked up a dead leg in the 4-1 Scottish Communities League Cup loss to Celtic on Wednesday night.

On-loan Richie Towell is again unavailable against his parent club, but Ivan Sproule is free to play despite his quarter-final sending-off, with the suspension applying to the cup competition.

Celtic (from): Forster, Matthews, Rogne, Majstorovic, Mulgrew, Ledley, Ki, Wanyama, McCourt, Kayal, Forrest, Hooper, Stokes, Zaluska, El-Kaddouri, Cha, Mark Wilson, Samaras.

Hibernian (from): Stack, Murray, O'Hanlon, Hanlon, Sproule, Wotherspoon, Palsson, Osbourne, Scott, O'Connor, Sodje, Galbraith, Griffiths, Agogo, Brown, Stevenson, Stephens, Booth, Thornhill, Welsh, Hart.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

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  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:45
Hibernian v Hearts  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 34 17 64
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 34 5 53
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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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