Sport Team news: Celtic v Dundee (H)

21:40  12 october  2017
21:40  12 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Team news: Celtic v Hibernian

  Team news: Celtic v Hibernian Celtic go into Saturday’s League Cup semi-final against Hibernian looking to book their place in another domestic final under Brendan Rodgers. The Hoops fell to a 3-0 defeat in the Champions League to Bayern Munich in midweek but are still in pole position to secure Europa League football after Christmas. Neil Lennon’s side lost 1-0 to title challengers Aberdeen last time out, while the Hoops extended their unbeaten domestic run to 59 games with a win over Dundee last weekend. The two sides played out a 2-2 draw at Celtic Park last month and will both be keen to become the first team to secure their place in next month’s final. Celtic Jozo Simunovic has missed the last three games after suffering a hamstring injury and further scans revealed he will remain sidelined for a few more weeks, as confirmed by Rodgers. Anthony Ralston is still recovering from a slight tear in his meniscus from before the international break and won’t be available to return to action. Hibernian Long-term absentees Liam Fontaine and Darren McGregor remain out.

Celtic . Tom Rogic is back in light training after recovering from ankle surgery but won’t feature against Dundee . Stuart Armstrong has shaken off a calf problem and trained this week ahead of the game. Team news : Celtic v Hibernian ( H ). By Ruairi Daly.

Celtic v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Celtic v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Celtic return to domestic action on Saturday against Dundee at Celtic Park after the penultimate international break of the year.

Dundee are unbeaten in three of their last four games before the break, and their only defeat came at home to Brendan Rodgers’ side in the League Cup.

The Hoops enter a crucial 17-day period from Saturday as they face Bayern Munich twice in the Champions League, and face Hibernian in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden as well as a trip to title challengers Aberdeen.

Neil McCann’s side sit eighth in the table after a 2-1 win over Hearts at the end of last month, while Celtic are top of the table on goal difference after a draw last time out with Hibernian allowed Aberdeen to close the gap.

Oliver Ntcham's goal gives Celtic victory over Dundee

  Oliver Ntcham's goal gives Celtic victory over Dundee Olivier Ntcham's second-half strike was enough to give an under-strength Celtic side a 1-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Dundee at Parkhead. With a view to the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich in midweek, Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers reshuffled his squad with goalkeeper Dorus de Vries and right-back Cristian Gamboa making their first appearances of the season.

Celtic ’s second League Cup match of the season sees them travel to face Dundee for their quarter-final tie on Wednesday. Dundee . Scott Allan won’t feature against his parent club.

European News . Your Say. Win stuff. Sky Live: Celtic v Dundee . Date published: Thursday 30th April 2015 6:38. Midfielder Charlie Mulgrew is making a good recovery from a hamstring tendon injury but is still not quite ready to return, having not played for the first team since December.

Celtic

Jozo Simunovic, Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong won’t feature on Saturday but should be fit for Wednesday’s game against Bayern Munich.

Tom Rogic will also sit out the game against Dundee after making the long trip back from Sydney having helped secure Australia secure a World Cup playoff tie against Emilio Izaguirre’s Honduras.

Anthony Ralston is still recovering from a slight tear in his meniscus from before the international break and won’t be available to return to action.

Erik Sviatchenko is fully fit again while Eboue Kouassi is close to returning to action from an ankle injury.

Dundee

Scott Allan isn’t eligible to face his parent club and is also out injured after he underwent surgery on a groin problem.

Julen Etxabeguren, Kostadin Gadzhalov and Josh Meekings are close to returning from long-term injuries and have been playing for the development squad to help build up match fitness.

James McPake is recovering from a knee injury and may be included in Saturday’s squad, but Craig Wighton remains out as he recovers from surgery on knee ligament damage.

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