Grainger out for Hearts

Team news for Wednesday night's Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League clash between Hearts and Celtic.

Last Updated: 27/11/12 at 15:23   

Danny Grainger: Out for around three months

Danny Grainger: Out for around three months

Hearts will be without Danny Grainger for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixture with Celtic.

The left-back is expected to be out for around three months with a knee injury which could yet require surgery after suffering a partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Motherwell.

Kevin McHattie could deputise or Ryan McGowan could switch flanks from right-back. Right-back Jamie Hamill (knee) is still unavailable.

Kelvin Wilson returns to the Celtic squad.

The Hoops defender missed Saturday's 1-0 home SPL defeat by Inverness with flu.

Defender Charlie Mulgrew (virus) and midfielder Paddy McCourt (knock) are doubts, while left-back Emilio Izaguirre could be ready for Saturday's Scottish Cup match against Arbroath following his recovery from a hamstring complaint.

Teams

Hearts (from): MacDonald, R McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, McHattie, Paterson, Barr, Taouil, Novikovas, Sutton, Driver, Robinson, Holt, D McGowan, Walker, Enckelman, Stevenson, King, Ridgers.

Celtic (from): Forster, Matthews, Lustig, Wilson, Ambrose, Brown, Mulgrew, Wanyama, McGeouch, Commons, Lassad, Miku, Kayal, Samaras, Hooper, McCourt, Watt, Zaluska, Chalmers.


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Scottish Football Fixtures

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  
15:00
Celtic v Inverness  
Saturday, 03 May 2014
Celtic v Aberdeen  
Hibernian v Partick  
Inverness v Dundee Utd  
Motherwell v St J'stone  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 34 66 89
2 Aberdeen 34 17 64
3 Motherwell 34 5 61
4 Dundee Utd 34 15 54
5 Inverness 34 5 53
6 St J'stone 34 9 51
7 Hibernian 34 -17 34
8 St Mirren 34 -19 34
9 Kilmarnock 34 -17 33
10 Partick 34 -20 33
11 Ross Co 34 -20 31
12 Hearts 34 -24 16

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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