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PA Sport Staff

Wednesday, February 1

Aberdeen (7) v St Mirren (6)

New signings Mattie Pollock and Angus MacDonald could make their Aberdeen debuts but Jay Gorter is still awaiting confirmation of his visa. Liam Scales is suspended while Kelle Roos (thigh) remains out and full-back Jack MacKenzie has missed several games through injury.

St Mirren midfielder Keanu Baccus returns from suspension. Richard Tait has had a setback in his recovery from groin surgery while Jonah Ayunga's knee injury will see him sidelined but Trevor Carson is fit. Joe Shaughnessy remains out while Ethan Erhahon and Dylan Reid have moved on.

Last season: Aberdeen 0 St Mirren 0, St Mirren 1 Aberdeen 0, Aberdeen 4 St Mirren 1, St Mirren 3 Aberdeen 2

Last five league matches: Aberdeen L D W L L; St Mirren D D L L W

Top scorers: Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen) 12; Lewis Jamieson (St Mirren) 8

Match odds: H 1-1 A 14-5 D 23-10

Referee: Graham Grainger

Celtic (1) v Livingston (4)

Celtic right-back Anthony Ralston is back training following a back injury but is not ready to return to playing action. Goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist remains sidelined with a minor calf injury.

Joel Nouble returns to the Livingston squad following a knee injury. Tom Parkes (knee) and Jamie Brandon (groin) are still out.

Last season: Livingston 1 Celtic 3, Celtic 0 Livingston 0, Livingston 1 Celtic 0

Last five league matches: Celtic W D W W W; Livingston D D W W D

Top scorers: Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic) 20; Bruce Anderson & Cristian Montano (Livingston) 4

Match odds: H 1-10 A 22-1 D 15-2

Referee: Nick Walsh

Hearts (3) v Rangers (2)

Hearts defender James Hill is likely to be available for the visit of Rangers after missing Sunday's trip to Livingston while Cammy Devlin and Michael Smith were described by manager Robbie Neilson as “touch and go”. Peter Haring (concussion), Gary Mackay-Steven (foot), Craig Halkett, Beni Baningime, Liam Boyce (all knee) and Craig Gordon (broken leg) are all still out.

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack will shrug off a shin knock as John Souttar waits to make his comeback from ankle surgery. Kemar Roofe (shoulder) is not far away. Tom Lawrence (heel), Rabbi Matondo (knee), Steven Davis (knee), Ridvan Yilmaz (hamstring) and Filip Helander (foot) remain out.

Last season: Hearts 1 Rangers 3, Rangers 5 Hearts 0, Hearts 0 Rangers 2, Rangers 1 Hearts 1

Last five league matches: Hearts W D W W D; Rangers W D W W W

Top scorers: Lawrence Shankland (Hearts) 20; Antonio Colak (Rangers) 14

Match odds: H 9-2 A 4-7 D 3-1

Referee: John Beaton

Kilmarnock (12) v Dundee Utd (10)

Kilmarnock winger Danny Armstrong returns from suspension while Fraser Murray will be assessed. Luke Chambers could make his debut along with other late transfer additions. Ben Chrisene (knee) and Innes Cameron and Jeriel Dorsett (both hamstring) remain out.

Dundee United head coach Liam Fox is assessing two unnamed fitness doubts.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Kilmarnock W D L L L; Dundee Utd W W L D L

Top scorers: Daniel Armstrong (Kilmarnock) 6; Steven Fletcher (Dundee Utd) 5

Match odds: H 11-8 A 2-1 D 11-5

Referee: Matthew MacDermid

Motherwell (9) v St Johnstone (8)

Motherwell forward Mikael Mandron remains out with a thigh injury along with Josh Morris and long-term absentees Jake Carroll (knee), Nathan McGinley, Joe Efford (thigh) and Bevis Mugabi (knee).

Zak Rudden goes straight into the St Johnstone squad following his loan move from Dundee while Nicky Clark's appeal against his Ibrox red card will be heard on the morning of the game. Ryan McGowan is out with a groin issue while Murray Davidson and Chris Kane are working their way back to fitness after their injury lay-offs.

Last season: St Johnstone 2 Motherwell 1, Motherwell 2 St Johnstone 0, St Johnstone 1 Motherwell 1

Last five league matches: Motherwell L D L D L; St Johnstone L L L L L

Top scorers: Kevin van Veen (Motherwell) 12; Stevie May & Nicky Clark (St Johnstone) 4

Match odds: H 21-20 A 27-10 D 11-5

Referee: Don Robertson