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Scottish Premiership team news & stats

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Catch up with all of the team news and stats and choose your team's preferred XI for Saturday's Scottish Premiership games.

Kick-off at 15:00 GMT unless stated

St Mirren v Rangers (12:30)

St Mirren could hand debuts to new signings Jaden Brown and James Scott but injured duo Conor McMenamin and Ryan Strain are out and Keanu Baccus is on international duty with Australia. James Bolton and Greg Kiltie are doubts with knocks.

Rangers defender Connor Goldson returns from suspension. New midfield signing Mohamed Diomande is awaiting a work permit. The Ibrox side remain without Danilo, Ben Davies, Kieran Dowell, Kemar Roofe and Abdallah Sima while Alex Lowry is added to that list after returning from his loan spell at Heart of Midlothian injured.

Did you know? St Mirren have not scored against Rangers in three meetings but did hold the Ibrox side to a draw in one of last term's encounters.

Celtic v Ross County

Celtic have defender Cameron Carter-Vickers back from injury and winger Nicolas Kuhn is in line for a debut but Greg Taylor drops out with a calf problem. Reo Hatate, Oh Hyeon-gyu, Yang Hyun-jun and Daizen Maeda are on Asian Cup duty.

Ross County could introduce new loan signings Loick Ayina and Teddy Jenks. Jack Baldwin is suspended and injured, midfielder Scott Allardice is out for three months, while Ryan Leak has had an x-ray on his ankle and Will Nightingale returned to parent club Wimbledon for an injection in his knee. Ross Callachan and Dylan Smith remain out.

Did you know? Since beating Celtic in February 2021, Ross County have lost to the Glasgow side 10 times in a row.

Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen

Hearts hope Beni Baningime and Aidan Denholm will be fit after the midfield pair went off with knocks in Tuesday's win over Dundee. Liam Boyce, Cammy Devlin and Barrie McKay are injured while Australian duo Kye Rowles and Nathaniel Atkinson remain on international duty.

Aberdeen will be without Slobodan Rubezic after the defender suffered a knee injury against St Johnstone.

Did you know? Aberdeen have not won at Tynecastle since 2017 but have taken a point from away games with Hearts on three occasions in the intervening period.

Kilmarnock v Hibernian

Liverpool midfielder James Balagizi could make his Kilmarnock debut after joining on loan while Derek McInnes hopes goalkeeper Will Dennis is fit after missing last week's win over Dundee with a minor injury. Brad Lyons and Kyle Magennis remain out.

Hibernian expect to have defender Paul Hanlon back after he missed the midweek defeat by Rangers through illness. Martin Boyle, Rocky Bushiri, Lewis Miller and Jojo Wollacott are on international duty while Chris Cadden, Josh Campbell, Jake Doyle-Hayes and Adam Le Fondre are injured.

Did you know? There has not been an away winner in games between Kilmarnock and Hibernian since Hibs' 2020 victory at Rugby Park.

Livingston v Dundee

Livingston will be without Jack Hamilton and Cristian Montano. Tete Yengi and Ayo Obileye are likely to return after recent injuries while captain Michael Devlin is expected to be fit despite going off last weekend.

Dundee have signed Burnley striker Michael Mellon on loan while midfielder Luke McCowan has shaken off the tight hamstring he experienced against Hearts. Cammy Kerr and Zak Rudden have left in loan moves. Aaron Donnelly, Ricki Lamie, Diego Pineda and Antonio Portales remain out.

Did you know? Livingston have 12 wins in league meetings with Dundee, half the number of Dundee's tally.

St Johnstone v Motherwell

Connor Smith could make his St Johnstone debut if the paperwork is completed following his move from Hearts. Nicky Clark, Chris Kane and Kerr Smith trained on Friday after missing the midweek draw with Aberdeen. Ali Crawford, Sam McClelland and Drey Wright are still not ready to return while Cammy MacPherson and Ross Sinclair are long-term absentees.

Motherwell could have New Zealand international Callan Elliot and Sam Nicholson in their squad but both are short of match fitness. Shane Blaney and Dan Casey and are back on the training pitch but might not be ready while Jon Obika and Callum Slattery remain out.

Did you know? The home side has not won the past seven league meetings of St Johnstone and Motherwell.