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

Last Updated: 23/11/11 at 08:51   

Loovens: On the mend

Loovens: On the mend

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

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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