Celtic v St Mirren
Celtic boss Neil Lennon expects defender Adam Matthews to overcome a groin problem in time for the Scottish Premier League clash with St Mirren at Parkhead on Saturday. The Wales international picked up the niggle during Wednesday night's 1-0 Scottish Cup fourth-round replay win over Arbroath at Gayfield Park in which he scored the winner, but the Hoops boss is confident he "should be okay". Midfielder Kris Commons remains out with a thigh injury, while winger James Forrest will resume training on Monday as he continues his recovery from a hamstring complaint.
St Mirren will be without the suspended Lee Mair. Mair has picked up six yellow cards so far this season and as a result will serve a one-match ban. Danny Lennon has been delighted to see Paul McGowan make a return to training, however this weekend's fixture comes too soon for the former Celtic striker and he is joined on the sidelines by long-term absentee Darren McGregor.
Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
Captain Russell Anderson is doubtful for Aberdeen's Premier League match with Kilmarnock on Saturday. The defender missed the midweek William Hill Scottish Cup win at Motherwell with a back problem. Clark Robertson returned at Fir Park and is set to continue, while midfielder Stephen Hughes is nearing a return, but Ryan Fraser, Ryan Jack, Rob Milsom, Chris Clark, Gary Naysmith and Isaac Osbourne remain out.
Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali is available again following suspension. The defender completed a two-match ban last weekend against Celtic. Killie have no other concerns for the trip to Pittodrie.
Dundee United v Inverness
Dundee United defender Sean Dillon is doubtful for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Inverness. The Irishman has missed two games with a thigh injury and manager Peter Houston revealed he was "touch and go". Winger Gary Mackay-Steven remains on the sidelines after breaking a bone in his hand.
Inverness boss Terry Butcher has no fresh injuries ahead of the Scottish Premier League clash with Dundee United at Tannadice. Second-placed Caley travel to Tayside on the back of an impressive run of form which has brought just one defeat in their last 16 matches. Nick Ross (shoulder) and Simon King (ankle) are moving toward a comeback, while defender Chris Hogg remains out with a knee injury
Hibernian v Motherwell
Midfielder Gary Deegan and captain James McPake could return for Hibernian in Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash with Motherwell. Deegan has been absent since early October with a fractured jaw and defender McPake has not played since early November due to a back injury. Defender Tim Clancy, meanwhile, is a week to 10 days away from a return from his groin problem.
Ross County v Dundee
Steven Milne has joined Dundee's casualty list ahead of the Scottish Premier League clash with Ross County. The striker has a stomach muscle injury and will be replaced by Colin Nish, who has completed a two-match ban. Dundee remain without Carl Finnigan (knee), Stephen O'Donnell (hamstring), Mark Kerr (knee), Brian Easton (hamstring), Jamie McCluskey (Achilles), Davide Grassi (knee) and Mark Stewart (knee).
St Johnstone v Hearts
Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson is unlikely to travel St Johnstone and faces a meeting over his future on Monday after his refusal to participate against Aberdeen. Medhi Taouil (groin) is out of the trip to Perth, joining Danny Grainger (knee), Jason Holt (ankle) and Jamie Hamill (knee) in being absent. Arvydas Novikovas (ankle) could return after missing the Dons win, Dylan McGowan is available again following a hip problem, while Ryan Stevenson is fit after coming off at half-time against Aberdeen following a head knock.
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