Football - Team news: Mulgrew returns for Celtic, Holt returns for Hearts

Charlie Mulgrew will return for Celtic's visit to Scottish Premiership bottom club Hearts after missing two matches with a calf knock.

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Football - Team news: Mulgrew returns for Celtic, Holt returns for Hearts
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Charlie Mulgrew (PA Photos)

But Emilio Izaguirre is struggling after limping off with a knock against St Johnstone on Sunday and James Forrest remains out, although manager Neil Lennon expects the winger to return soon.

Long-term absentees Mikael Lustig (hip), Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) remain out.

Hearts manager Gary Locke welcomes Jason Holt back into first-team consideration for the visit of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic after the midfielder missed three months with a broken metatarsal.

The playmaker did sit on the bench for last Saturday's 0-0 draw at Inverness but was never likely to play due to a lack of fitness. Since then he has survived 90 minutes in an under-20s game and is likely to feature at some point against the champions.

Kevin McHattie and Callum Paterson are back following suspension, but Callum Tapping and David Smith remain sidelined with knee injuries and Locke is unsure whether midfielder Jamie Walker (foot) will feature again this season.

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