Celtic v Dundee United preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:29

Celtic v Dundee United preview

Celtic defeated the Tangerines in the Scottish League Cup final last Sunday, which was sandwiched in between two Scottish Cup matches against Jackie McNamara’s men.
Deila has Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven back after the pair were cup-tied for the past three matches, while Stefan Johansen returns following his suspension in midweek.
Striker Anthony Stokes will miss the match through suspension after the Irishman was sent off in the Scottish Cup replay against United in midweek.
Adam Matthews may return to the side after a spell out with an ankle injury, while Charlie Mulgrew continues his comeback from a knee injury and will not feature, but Mikael Lustig (ankle) is out for the remainder of the season.
United boss Jackie McNamara will be looking for his side to bounce back from the midweek 4-0 defeat and will be able to call upon Ryan McGowan after the club appealed the red card the Australian received following a late tackle on Liam Henderson.
Full-back Paul Dixon will miss the match through suspension after being ordered off in the 1-1 draw between the sides at Tannadice earlier this month.
Celtic’s hopes of a domestic treble are still alive and they will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Scottish Premiership with three points.
Dundee United are currently fourth and sit seven points behind Inverness Caledonian Thistle but have played a game less than the Highlanders. 

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