Scottish Premiership briefing

  • Last Updated: February 1 2014, 15:17 GMT

Team news, statistics and our verdict for the weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership.

St Mirren head to Celtic in Sunday's match
St Mirren head to Celtic in Sunday's match

Sunday February 2

Celtic v St Mirren

Leigh Griffiths will go straight into the Celtic side if his move from Wolves is completed. Striker Anthony Stokes returns from a two-game suspension after being sent off against Motherwell. The Hoops could be without midfielder Joe Ledley who is considering a move to Crystal Palace while defender Adam Matthews (calf), Mikael Lustig (hip), Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) remain out.

Former Aberdeen striker Josh Magennis could make his St Mirren debut after signing on loan until the end of the season. Defender Marc McAusland could yet play despite being sent off against Hearts on Wednesday night, with Saints mulling over an appeal. Striker Stephane Bahoken (thigh), midfielder Kenny McLean (knee) and winger Gary Teale (groin) remain sidelined.

Last season: St Mirren 1 Celtic 1, Celtic 2 St Mirren 0 St Mirren 0 Celtic 5

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

Top scorers: Kris Commons (Celtic) 21; Steven Thompson (St Mirren) 12

Referee: Alan Muir

Our verdict: Celtic 3 St Mirren 0

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