SPL preview 26/1/11

Jordan McCallum reports…

We will start with tonight’s crucial game between Celtic and Hearts. This game could prove to be vitally important in the title race. Celtic have only one fit and available center half in Thomas Rogne. Kevin Kyle continues to be an injury doubt for the Jambos along with Calum Elliot, So Ryan Stevenson maybe handed a striking role again after his winner against Rangers on Saturday. This has the potential to be a cracker this Wednesday night and Hearts have the ability to win, despite all The Commentary Box predicting a Celtic victory.

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The Glasgow v Edinburgh theme continues at Easter Road as Hibernian take on Rangers. The Gers prepare for life after Kenny Miller and Nickica Jelavic is in line to start the game. all eyes will be on him as he bids to carry on where Miller left off. Struggling Hibs have been active in the transfer window, signing Martin “Jimmy” Scott, Matt Thornhill and capturing Celtic youngster Richie Towell on loan until the end of the season. However, The Commentary Box does not expect this will be enough to avoid defeat.

The Tulloch Caledonian Stadium plays host to the Highland derby as Inverness play Aberdeen ,  Craig Brown, who yesterday told misfit Velicka he has no future at The Dons, will be hoping his side can bounce back after their result against Celtic. Caley have been on a downward spiral of late and Terry Butcher will be hoping top scorer Adam Rooney can recapture his early season form tonight.  Johnny Hayes is fit again.

Motherwell, fresh from a 2-0 win at the weekend,  travel to Perth to play St Johnstone. Derek McInnes will be pleased to welcome back Jamie Adams, as he will be able to name a full strength squad. Motherwell will be without striker Bob McHugh, who has been recalled from Partick Thistle. Steve Jennings and Tom Hately will be fit to return from injury for Motherwell.

St Mirren entertain  draw specialists Dundee United. Danny Lennon said today that he thinks Paul McGowan can provide the spark that can take The Buddies clear of relegation. Peter Houston has David Robertson and skipper Jon Daly suspended. St Mirren will be pleased to welcome back Michael Higdon who hit 7 goals before injury. Gary Kenneth, who scored a wonderful effort at the weekend is in the Dundee United squad for this game.

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