Inverness v Celtic : Preview & team news

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Updated: August 25, 2012

Preview and team news ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Premier League clash between Inverness and Celtic at the Caledonian Stadium, kick-off 12.45pm.

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Team News:
Inverness captain Richie Foran and Owain Tudur Jones are suspended following their recent red cards, whilst Conor Pepper could start following his late equaliser off the bench against Hearts. Long-term injury absentee Chris Hogg knee remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon currently has a host of injuries to contend with. Midfielders Joe Ledley (groin) and Beram Kayal (ankle) will be out of action for two and four weeks respectively and will join Daryl Murphy (hamstring), Dylan McGeouch (broken jaw) and Anthony Stokes (ankle) on the sidelines.

Defender Thomas Rogne (ankle), skipper Scott Brown (hip), striker Georgios Samaras (thigh) and midfielder Kris Commons (ankle) are doubts although midfielder Victor Wanyama returns from suspension and striker Mo Bangura looks to have recovered from a thigh strain.

Lennon will also no doubt have one eye on Wednesday, for the retun leg of their Champions League qualifying match against Helsingborg Fc.

Teams

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

  • 01 Esson
  • 02 Raven
  • 03 Shinnie
  • 05 Warren
  • 15 King
  • 08 Draper
  • 10 Shinnie
  • 11 Ross
  • 17 Doran
  • 07 McKay
  • 18 Sutherland

Substitutes

  • 12 Antonio Reguero
  • 14 Meekings
  • 19 Morrison
  • 20 Laing
  • 21 Polworth
  • 22 Pepper
  • 40 Kyle Whyte

Celtic

  • 01 Forster
  • 02 Matthews
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 06 Wilson
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 23 Lustig
  • 20 McCourt
  • 56 Twardzik
  • 67 Wanyama
  • 32 Watt
  • 88 Hooper

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska
  • 43 Chalmers
  • 36 Irvine
  • 42 McGregor
  • 49 Forrest
  • 14 Bangura
  • 30 Slane
Ref: Collum

Prediction: Celtic to win 3-1 is 12/1 with William Hill


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