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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