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Team news ahead of Sunday's Scottish Premier League opener between Hibs and Celtic at Easter Road (kick-off 12.30pm).

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Hibernian are without four players for the clash.

Akpo Sodje (knee) and Sean Welsh (cheekbone) are both likely to miss about four to six weeks of the season.

Martin Scott is out with an Achilles injury and Michael Hart will not play despite returning to training following an ankle injury.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is suspended for Celtic's Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener against Hibernian at Easter Road on Sunday.

New signing Victor Wanyama could make his SPL debut after coming on as substitute against Cardiff in the midweek friendly.

Paddy McCourt, Darren O'Dea (both knee), Thomas Rogne and Jos Hooiveld (both calf strain) are all out.

Hibs (from): Stack, Wotherspoon, Hanlon, Stephens, Booth, Murray, Thornhill, Galbraith, Stevenson, Palsson, De Graaf, O'Hanlon, O'Connor, Sproule, Crawford, Horner, Taggart, Brown.

Celtic (from): Zaluska, Matthews, M Wilson, K Wilson, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Ki, Wanyama, Kayal, Maloney, Mulgrew, Commons, Forrest, Samaras, Stokes, Hooper, Cervi, Cha.

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12:15
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15:00
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Hamilton v Motherwell  

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