Scottish Premier League briefing

Team news and statistics for the weekend's action in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.

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Gary Deegan: Foot injury doubt

Gary Deegan: Foot injury doubt

Sunday, April 21

St Johnstone (4) v Ross County (5)

Midfielder Liam Craig is suspended for St Johnstone while full-back Callum Davidson is out with a hamstring complaint.David McCracken has fluid on the knee but boss Steve Lomas is hopeful the centre-back will be fit.

Ross County boss Derek Adams will keep faith with skipper Richie Brittain in spite of the midfielder's on-off move to Perth. The 29-year-old has penned a pre-contract agreement with the club managed by Steve Lomas but has now changed his mind and revealed he wants to pull out of the deal. Adams, though, insists Brittain will start against Saints, as will Canadian defender Andre Hainault, who replaces the suspended Scott Boyd.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: St Johnstone D L W D D; Ross County D W L L L

Top scorers (all competitions): Murray Davidson & Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) 7; Richard Brittain & Iain Vigurs (Ross County) 8

Match odds: H 13-10 A 21-10 D 21-10

Referee: William Collum (Scotland).

Monday, April 22

Hibernian (9) v Aberdeen (8)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has doubts over three midfielders. Gary Deegan is still having treatment on the foot injury that kept him out of last weekend's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final win over Falkirk while Scott Robertson and Kevin Thomson both have knocks. Defender Ryan McGivern is suspended but Matt Done is available after a cup ban.

Aberdeen's new boss Derek McInnes has no new injuries to contend with, altough Andrew Considine (broken leg) and Chris Clark (broken ankle) are out for the rest of the season.

Last season: Aberdeen 1 Hibernian 2, Hibernian 0 Aberdeen 0, Aberdeen 1 Hibernian 0, Hibernian 0 Aberdeen 0

Last five league matches: Hibernian D D L L L; Aberdeen L D L W L

Top scorers (all competitions): Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) 25; Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) 19

Match odds: H 17-10 A 8-5 D 21-10

Referee: Steven McLean (Scotland).


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