Scottish Premier League briefing

  • Last Updated: January 26 2013, 14:15 GMT

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

Nicky Riley: Calf problem

(Current league positions in brackets)

Sunday, January 27

Aberdeen (5) v Hibernian (4)

Aberdeen have no fresh injuries for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hibernian.

Gary Naysmith and Ryan Jack are still out but both are scheduled to resume training with the ball next week.

Andrew Considine (broken leg) and Chris Clark (broken ankle) are out for the rest of the season.

Hibernian midfielder Paul Cairney will return to the squad after serving a one-match ban.

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

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

Top scorers (all competitions): Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) 15; Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) 15

Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Dundee (12) v Kilmarnock (8)

Dundee wide man Nicky Riley is "touch and go" with a calf problem, while striker Martin Boyle has joined Montrose on loan until the end of the season. New signing Gary Harkins, who joined from Killie today, could figure.

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels says his side have a clean bill of health. Danny Racchi returns from injury to take his place in the squad, while 21-year-old Nigerian midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim, signed from Celtic earlier in the month, could make his debut if work permit issues are resolved in time.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Dundee L L L L D; Kilmarnock D W D D L

Top scorers (all competitions): Ryan Conroy (Dundee) 4; Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) 9

Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)


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