SPL Preview 22/1/11

Jordan McCallum reports….

We will start with Rangers‘ visit to Tynecastle for the lunchtime kick off against Hearts. The Gers have been dealt a blow as Kenny Miller will today finalise his move to Turkish side Bursaspor. However fans will be hoping fit again Nicica Jelavic can fill the void.

Jelavic is in line for his first start in 4 months

On Monday night’s show, all of us at The Commentary Box predicted a hard game for the Ibrox side as Hearts are flying at the moment and showed there fighting spirit as the came back from behind to defeat Kilmarnock on Tuesday night.  Supersub Stephen Elliot sparked the comeback and will be hoping to be rewarded the a start on Saturday. This should be an entertaining game and don’t be surprised of the Gorgie side earn a draw or record a victory.

On to Celtic who face Craig Brown’s Aberdeen. The Hoops could be disposed at the top of the league before they Kick off but will be hoping Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper can fire them to victory. Freddie Ljungberg is set to make his Celtic Park Bow. Neil Lennon will be taking his seat in the director’s box, but will be hoping Celtic can end Aberdeen’s good run.

Struggling Hamilton travel up to Inverness to play a side who are on a poor run of their own. Two teams in poor form, the boys in the Commentary Box don’t expect this one to set the Heather alight and Hamilton could be further adrift the foot of the table come 5PM.

Dundee United travel to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock. Peter Houston faces the dilemma of whether or not play David Goodwillie. Connor Sammon will be back in the Killie starting lineup and will be looking to get on the score sheet. Kilmarnock need to turn around their slump, and will be looking to record a victory

Hibernian make the journey to Fir Park to face Motherwell. Hibs have been woeful of late which has placed Colin Calderwood on the brink. Stuart McCall has added to his squad with the loan signing of  Northern Ireland winger Steve Jones. The deal for Mike Grella was terminated as the American has already represented 2 clubs. Stuart McCall will be hoping to pile the pressure on his former Scotland teammate .

Battle of the Saints as St Johnstone host St Mirren. Danny Lennon has added to the St Mirren squad, who will be looking to pull away from the relegation zone. St Johnstone snatched a late draw against Kilmarnock last week, and will be hoping to use this as a platform to move on and record a win to improve their terrible home form.

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