Celtic v Hearts preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:23

Celtic v Hearts preview

James Forrest returns from suspension for Celtic.
Daniel Majstorovic has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring strain picked up during the first half of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Aberdeen leaving Thomas Rogne as the only recognised central defender available.
Striker Georgios Samaras is still out with a hamstring injury.
Kevin Kyle remains a doubt as Hearts bid to extend their 11-match unbeaten away run against leaders Celtic.
Striker Kyle missed last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Rangers due to a groin injury and may be absent again, but Rudi Skacel is poised to continue in midfield after showing no ill-effects following a recent calf problem.
Suso Santana is poised to be on the substitutes’ bench again following his knee injury, but Calum Elliot remains doubtful and Andrew Driver (thigh) is nearing a return.
Celtic (from): Forster, Wilson, Mulgrew, Rogne, Izaguirre, McCourt, Ljungberg, Brown, Kayal, Forrest, Ledley, McGinn, Stokes, Hooper, Murphy, Zaluska, Carey, Towell.
Hearts (from): Kello, Barr, Bouzid, Zaliukas, Stevenson, Palazuelos, Templeton, Elliot, Elliott, Balogh, Kyle, Skacel, Jonsson, Mrowiec, C Thomson, Novikovas, Wallace, Obua, J Thomson, Kucharski, Santana.

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