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Team news ahead of Wednesday night's Scottish Premier League clash between Celtic and Dunfermline at Parkhead.

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Loovens: On the mend

Loovens: On the mend

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Glenn Loovens, Charlie Mulgrew and Mohamed Bangura remain on the sidelines for Celtic, but have shown signs of progress.

Defenders Loovens and Mulgrew have been out with hamstring injuries and striker Bangura has struggled with a knee complaint but while all three have joined in training in the last couple of days, it might be the weekend game against St Mirren before they come back into contention.

Stopper Thomas Rogne is still out with a hamstring injury which means Victor Wanyama is likely to remain in defence.

Dunfermline will be without key defender Austin McCann.

McCann (hamstring) is the latest to join a lengthy Pars casualty list, but Gary Mason is available again following suspension, while Andy Dowie is rated 50-50 to make the game following a calf injury.

Martin Hardie (knee) and Craig Easton (calf) remain out alongside Jason Thomson, Kevin Rutkiewicz and Steven Bell, while Nick Phinn is back in training but it is too soon for him to be involved.

Celtic (from): Forster, Matthews, El Kaddouri, McCourt, Majstorovic, Ledley, Kayal, Wanyama, Forrest, Commons, Stokes, Samaras, Ki, Hooper, Zaluska, Fraser, McGeouch, Twardzik.

Dunfermline (from): Gallacher, Keddie, Potter, Burns, Graham, R Thomson, Cardle, Kirk, Boyle, Willis, Byrne, Young, Buchanan, Clarke, Barrowman, Smith, McDougall, Drummond, Mason, Dowie.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Dundee v Kilmarnock  
Hamilton v Inverness  
Motherwell v St Mirren  
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Aberdeen v Dundee Utd  
Ross Co v St J'stone  
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
19:45
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Inverness v Dundee  
Kilmarnock v Aberdeen  
Partick v Ross Co  
St J'stone v Celtic  

Scottish Premiership

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

Updated Thu, 26 Jun 2014

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