Celtic v Motherwell preview

Date published: Friday 9th September 2011 2:58

Cha Du-ri is out after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with South Korea which will keep him out for four weeks.

Skipper Scott Brown is doubtful with an on-going ankle problem.

New boys Mohamed Bangura, the 22-year-old striker signed from AIK Stockholm, and left-back Badr El-Kaddouri, on loan from Dynamo Kiev, are in the squad.

Shaun Hutchinson returns for Motherwell after missing the victory over Dunfermline with a hamstring injury.

Jamaica winger Omar Daley has signed a deal with the club but one piece of paperwork is outstanding and he will not play at Celtic Park.

Steven Saunders is the only absentee with a ruptured Achilles.

Celtic (from): Forster, Majstorovic, El-Kaddouri, Kelvin Wilson, Mulgrew, Brown, Ki, Ledley, Kayal, Forrest, Hooper, Bangura, Stokes, Zaluska, Mark Wilson, Matthews, Samaras, Commons, Wanyama.

Motherwell (from): Randolph, Hateley, Hutchinson, Craigan, Hammell, Jennings, Lasley, Humphrey, Law, Murphy, Higdon, McHugh, Clancy, Page, Forbes, Lawless, Carswell, Hollis.

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Celtic v Motherwell preview

Date published: Friday 13th May 2011 5:48

Kris Commons is suspended for Celtic having been sent off for receiving two yellow cards in the 3-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday.

Shaun Maloney could come in to contention as a replacement.

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall will take no risks with players who have niggling injuries.

McCall reported minor problems with Darren Randolph (thigh), Stevie Hammell and Keith Lasley (both hamstring) after the midweek draw against Kilmarnock.

Jamie Murphy could return after being rested for the Kilmarnock game.

Celtic (from): Forster, Wilson, Cha, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Maloney, Ki, Brown, Mulgrew, Samaras, Murphy, Hooper, Zaluska, Stokes, Rogne, Forrest, McGinn.

Motherwell (from): Randolph, Hateley, Ross, Saunders, Jennings, Hutchinson, Gunning, McHugh, Sutton, Carswell, Meechan, Jeffers, Jones, Humphrey, Murphy, Craigan, Casagolda, Hollis.

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Date published: Tuesday 28th December 2010 1:38

James Forrest has recovered from flu and is back in Celtic’s squad, while Mexican midfielder Efrain Juarez has shrugged off a virus and is also back in contention.

Defender Cha Du-Ri and midfielder Ki Sung-yueng are away with South Korea on Asian Cup duty.

Motherwell midfielder Tom Hateley has recovered from illness ahead of the game. Hateley was one of several players to be hit by a stomach bug ahead at the weekend and had to go off after being sick during the Boxing Day defeat by Rangers.

Motherwell have a fully-fit squad but Steve Jennings serves the second of his three-match suspension.

Celtic (from): Forster, Majstorovic, Rogne, Izaguirre, McCourt, Kayal, Brown, McGinn, Juarez, Forrest, Samaras, Stokes, Murphy, Kapo, Wilson, Mulgrew, Zaluska, Towell.

Motherwell (from): Randolph, Saunders, Hateley, Hammell, Craigan, Reynolds, Lasley, Humphrey, Murphy, Blackman, Gow, Sutton, Casagolda, Forbes, Fitzpatrick, McHugh, Page, Hollis.

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