Kilmarnock v Celtic preview

Date published: Friday 14th October 2011 3:58

Kilmarnock are boosted by the return of Danny Buijs and Liam Kelly for the visit of the Hoops.

Buijs (hamstring) and Kelly (Achilles) have both recovered from their injuries and are in contention to start the game at Rugby Park.

Long-term casualty Ryan O’Leary remains on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament injury.

Beram Kayal, Joe Ledley, Glenn Loovens and Cha Du-ri all come back into contention for Celtic following injury.

But Georgios Samaras is a doubt with bone bruising and Mark Wilson (knee) is also struggling.

Kris Commons is suspended while Scott Brown, Emilio Izaguirre and Kelvin Wilson remain on the sidelines.

Kilmarnock (from): Bell, McKeown, Hay, Fowler, Sissoko, Kroca, Pursehouse, Fisher, Gros, Shiels, Dayton, Racchi, Pascali, Heffernan, Harkins, Hutchinson, Galan, Jaakkola, Kelly, Buijs.

Celtic (from): Forster, Matthews, El Kaddouri, Mulgrew, Majstorovic, Loovens, Cha, Ledley, Kayal, Ki, McCourt, Forrest, Hooper, Bangura, Stokes, Wanyama, Slane, Zaluska.

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Kilmarnock v Celtic preview

Date published: Friday 6th May 2011 12:58

Kilmarnock will be without several players for the clash.

James Fowler is suspended and Jamie Hamill could miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury, while Frazer Wright and Ryan O’Leary remain on the sidelines.

However, James Dayton could make his first start after recovering from cruciate ligament damage.

Celtic will be without strike duo Georgios Samaras and Anthony Stokes, both of whom are suspended.

Glenn Loovens (strain) is still out and his fellow defenders Charlie Mulgrew (hamstring) and Mark Wilson (knee) are both doubts.

Midfielders Beram Kayal (wrist) and Joe Ledley (hamstring) are out for the rest of the season but defender Andreas Hinkel has been training for the last three weeks and might come into the squad following his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained last August.

Kilmarnock (from): Bell, Clancy, Dayton, Sissoko, Bryson, Pascali, Silva, Kelly, Eremenko, Aubameyang, Agard, Berntsson, Gros, Hay, Taouil, Letheren, McKenzie, Fisher.

Celtic (from): Forster, Izaguirre, Majstorovic, Wilson, Mulgrew, Brown, Ki, Commons, Maloney, Murphy, Hooper, McCourt, Zaluska, Rogne, Forrest, McGinn, Hinkel, Juarez.

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Kilmarnock v Celtic preview

Date published: Tuesday 19th April 2011 3:51

Manuel Pascali returns from suspension for Kilmarnock.

Mehdi Taouil (hamstring), Frazer Wright (shoulder) and Mohamadou Sissoko (groin) remain out while Scott Evans is sidelined with a groin problem.

James Dayton is pushing for action following his recovery from cruciate ligament damage.

Celtic’s Joe Ledley is out with a hamstring injury.

The Hoops midfielder suffered the injury in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Sunday and is unlikely to be fit for the Old Firm game at Ibrox this coming Sunday.

Defender Glenn Loovens is doubtful with a hamstring strain while Cha Du-ri is still sidelined with an ankle injury.

Kilmarnock (from): Jaakkola, Clancy, Fowler, Hamill, Bryson, Silva, Eremenko, Gros, Agard, Hay, Rui Miguel, Aubameyang, Berntsson, Kelly, McKenzie, Kennedy, Dayton, Letheren.

Celtic (from): Forster, Wilson, Mulgrew, Rogne, Loovens, Izaguirre, Brown, Maloney, Kayal, Ki, McCourt, Commons, Stokes, Hooper, Samaras, Murphy, Majstorovic, Forrest, Zaluska, Ljungberg, Juarez.

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