Mixed Rangers report, Hibs Boyle boost, Hearts trio return, Hatate in for Celtic - Premiership team news for all six matches

Ahead of the cinch Premiership card this weekend, we talk you through the team news for all six matches

Aberdeen (9) v Ross County (11) – Saturday, 3pm: Aberdeen have everyone available apart from defender Slobodan Rubezic, who remains sidelined with a knee injury. Dylan Smith is back in training for County after an ankle problem but Ross Callachan (knee), Will Nightingale (hamstring) and Scott Allardice (knee) remain sidelined. Referee: Kevin Clancy.

Hearts (3) v Kilmarnock (4) – Saturday, 3pm: Hearts expect to welcome Frankie Kent, Calem Nieuwenhof and Barrie McKay back into contention after injury, but Craig Halkett and Peter Haring are still out with knee problems, and Liam Boyce remains sidelined with a hamstring issue. Kilmarnock have Lewis Mayo back from suspension while Kyle Magennis (hamstring) and Brad Lyons (knee) remain out, although the latter has returned to training. Referee: Willie Collum.

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Abdallah Sima is back for Rangers after a long absence.Abdallah Sima is back for Rangers after a long absence.
Abdallah Sima is back for Rangers after a long absence.

Motherwell (8) v St Mirren (5) – Saturday, 3pm: Lennon Miller (hamstring) is a doubt for Motherwell while Jon Obika (hamstring), Callum Slattery (knee), Harry Paton (ankle), Barry Maguire (chest) and Adam Montgomery (hamstring) remain out. St Mirren defender Ryan Strain is moving closer to a comeback after groin surgery. Referee: Matthew MacDermid.

Rangers (2) v Hibernian (6) – Saturday, 3pm: Abdallah Sima, Ross McCausland, Kieran Dowell and Dujon Sterling are back in contention for Rangers. Ridvan Yilmaz is out and a doubt for next week’s game against Celtic, with Ryan Jack and Danilo (knee) still on the sidelines along with Oscar Cortes, who had surgery on a muscle injury. Hibernian welcome back Martin Boyle after concussion, while Dylan Vente and Lewis Miller also have a chance of returning. Luke Amos (muscle) is expected to remain on the sidelines along with Josh Campbell and Jake Doyle-Hayes (both ankle). Referee: David Dickinson.

St Johnstone (10) v Dundee (7) – Saturday, 3pm: St Johnstone have lost Sven Sprangler (knee) while Connor Smith (illness) is a doubt. Long-term absentees Drey Wright (knee) and Cammy MacPherson (thigh) are back doing some training but are not available to play while Ali Crawford (calf), Diallang Jaiyesimi and Ross Sinclair (arm) remain out. Dundee expect to welcome back Trevor Carson, Zach Robinson, Jordan McGhee and Ryan Howley after injury but Josh Mulligan (hamstring), Owen Beck (groin), Lee Ashcroft (hamstring) and Diego Pineda (thigh) remain sidelined. Referee: Iain Snedden.

Livingston (12) v Celtic (1) – Sunday, 3pm: Livingston have a doubt over Joel Nouble (ankle), and James Penrice (hip) remains on the sidelines. Scott Pittman and Jack Hamilton are both back in contention, along with captain Mikey Devlin. Reo Hatate is set for a long-awaited comeback for Celtic but Callum McGregor (Achilles) and Luis Palma (calf) just miss out. Liam Scales and Maik Nawrocki are back in contention but Yang Hyun-jun is a doubt. Referee: Don Robertson.



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