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

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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

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:30
Inverness v Celtic  
15:00
Dundee Utd v Ross Co  
Kilmarnock v Motherwell  
Partick v Hamilton  
St J'stone v Aberdeen  
St Mirren v Dundee  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Aberdeen v Partick  
Hamilton v Ross Co  
Inverness v Kilmarnock  
Motherwell v St J'stone  

Scottish Premiership

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

Updated Sat, 16 Aug 2014

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