St Johnstone v Celtic preview

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes expects to name a similar side

to the one who lost to Celtic midweek. Murray Davidson took a knock

to his ankle but should be fit as Saints attempt to make amends for

their Co-operative Insurance Cup exit. Graham Gartland and Kevin

Moon (both knee) and Jody Morris (rib) are still all out. Celtic

striker Gary Hooper is a doubt for the trip. The former Scunthorpe

played picked up a metatarsal injury in the Co-operative Insurance

Cup quarter-final win over the Saints in Perth on Wednesday night.

Skipper Shaun Maloney, who missed the trip with an eye injury, is

also a doubt. Kick-off is 12pm. St Johnstone (from): Smith,

Maybury, Grainger, Duberry, MacKay, Craig, Davidson, Millar,

Samuel, Haber, Jackson, Caddis, Parkin, Rutkiewicz, MacDonald,

Enckelman, Myrie-Williams, May. Celtic (from): Forster, Loovens,

Cha Du-Ri, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Mulgrew, Ledley, McGinn, Ki,

Rogne, Samaras, Stokes, Hooper, McCourt, Crosas, Zaluska, Juarez,

Twardzik, Towell, Wilson, Maloney.