Scottish Premier League briefing

  • Last Updated: November 10 2012, 13:53 GMT

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

Scott Brown: Remains doubtful for Celtic

(Current league positions in brackets)

Sunday, November 11

Celtic (1) v St Johnstone (5)

Skipper Scott Brown is a doubt for Celtic after missing the Champions League win over Barcelona on Wednesday with illness. Right-back Mikael Lustig should recover from a hip knock but left-back Emilio Izaguirre (hamstring), stopper Thomas Rogne (calf), winger James Forrest (hamstring) and strikers Gary Hooper (hamstring) and Lassad (groin) are still out.

Defender Callum Davidson and midfielder Paddy Cregg are nearing returns for St Johnstone but may have to wait. Davidson played for the under-20s side in midweek after a back problem, while Cregg returned to training this week following a hamstring injury. Winger Peter Pawlett (hamstring) is also close to match action, but Craig Beattie (thigh) and Jamie Adams (back) are likely to be absent again.

Last season: Celtic 1 St Johnstone 0, Celtic 2 St Johnstone 0, St Johnstone 0 Celtic 2, Celtic 0 St Johnstone 1

Last five league matches: Celtic W W W L D; St Johnstone W W W D L

Top scorers: Gary Hooper (Celtic) 11; Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) 4

Match odds:H 1-4 A 10-1 D 9-2

Referee: Iain Brines.

Hibernian (2) v Dundee Utd (7)

Hibernian defender Tim Clancy is unlikely to be fit as the right-back has been troubled by a groin injury. Alan Maybury is again likely to play in place of his fellow Irishman, while midfielder Gary Deegan (fractured jaw) remains out.

Dundee United defender Barry Douglas will miss the game. Douglas is out with an ankle injury, so Brian McLean is set to continue. French defender Gregory Vignal is still sidelined after his recent hamstring tear.

Last season: Hibernian 0 Dundee Utd 2, Dundee Utd 3 Hibernian 1, Hibernian 3 Dundee Utd 3

Last five league matches: Hibernian L W L W W; Dundee Utd L D W D W

Top scorers: Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) 11; Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd) 7

Match odds:H 29-20 A 17-10 D 23-10

Referee: Craig Thomson.


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