Dundee v Aberdeen preview

Dundee midfielder Gary Harkins has recovered from a rib injury ahead of the Dend Park clash with Aberdeen on Sunday.

Last Updated: 12/05/13 at 11:30

Russell Anderson: Aberdeen defender faces a late fitness test ahead of the trip

Russell Anderson: Aberdeen defender faces a late fitness test ahead of the trip

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Harkins missed last weekend's win over Hearts and he returns for a game Dundee must win to have any chance of avoiding relegation - although their fate could be decided by St Mirren winning against Hearts.

Winger Nicky Riley misses out after failing in his appeal over his red card against Hearts last week, as he starts a two-match ban.

The Dark Blues are still without Stephen O'Donnell (knee) and Jamie McCluskey (Achilles).

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes will make a decision on the fitness of captain Russell Anderson before naming his team to face Dundee on Sunday.

The central defender did not train on Friday after missing last weekend's 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock with a hamstring injury, but he will do some light training on Saturday.

Fellow defender Andrew Considine (broken leg) and midfielder Chris Clark (broken ankle) are both out for the rest of the season as the Dons ain to finish top of the lower section in the SPL.

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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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