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Motherwell centre-back Shaun Hutchinson is suspended for the Scottish Premiership visit of Dundee United after his dismissal against Hibernian last weekend.

Last Updated: 09/11/13 at 14:31

Shaun Hutchinson: Motherwell defender is suspended for Dundee United's visit

Shaun Hutchinson: Motherwell defender is suspended for Dundee United's visit

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But fellow defenders Simon Ramsden (hamstring) and Steven Hammell (ankle gash) will both have late fitness checks after sustaining injuries in that 1-0 victory.

Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen is set to continue between the sticks as Lee Hollis struggles to overcome an ankle injury.

Nadir Ciftci is available for Dundee United's trip to Fir Park after a double success in front of a Scottish Football Association tribunal.

The United midfielder overturned his red card against Inverness Caley and saw a violent conduct charge against a match official dropped.

Full-back Keith Watson is struggling with a knock while midfielder Chris Erskine (knee) and forward Kudus Oyenuga (groin) will miss out.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 20 December 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v Kilmarnock  
Partick v Dundee  
Ross Co v Hamilton  
St J'stone v Inverness  
St Mirren v Motherwell  
Sunday, 21 December 2014
12:15
Dundee U v Celtic  
Saturday, 27 December 2014
15:00
Celtic v Ross Co  
Dundee v St Mirren  
Kilmarnock v Hamilton  
Motherwell v Partick  

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