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PA Sport Staff

Saturday, February 4

Aberdeen (7) v Motherwell (11)

Aberdeen defender Ross McCrorie is suspended after losing the appeal against his midweek red card. On-loan Ajax goalkeeper Jay Gorter is in contention to be in the squad for the first time after his international clearance came through. Jack Mackenzie is back in training and could return to the squad.

Motherwell signed Dan Casey on Friday night after fellow Irish defender Shane Blaney was ruled out with a knock. Forward Mikael Mandron (thigh) remains out along with Lennon Miller and Josh Morris plus long-term absentees Jake Carroll (knee), Nathan McGinley, Joe Efford (thigh) and Bevis Mugabi (knee).

Last season: Motherwell 1 Aberdeen 1, Aberdeen 0 Motherwell 2 Motherwell 2 Aberdeen 0

Last five league matches: Aberdeen D W L L L; Motherwell D L D L L

Top scorers (all competitions): Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen) 13; Kevin van Veen (Motherwell) 12

Match odds: H 1-1 D 12-5 A 13-5

Referee: Kevin Clancy

Hearts (3) v Dundee United (12)

Hearts hope to have Cammy Devlin and Michael Smith back but the pair face late checks on the injuries that have troubled them over the past week. Peter Haring (concussion), Gary Mackay-Steven (foot), Craig Halkett (knee), Craig Gordon (broken leg), Liam Boyce (knee) and Beni Baningime (knee) are all still out.

Dundee United midfielder Ian Harkes will remain on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Left-back Aziz Behich missed out against Kilmarnock in midweek because of a personal issue and will be given time to return.

Last season: Dundee United 2 Hearts 3, Dundee United 2 Hearts 2, Hearts 5 Dundee United 2, Dundee United 0 Hearts 2

Last five league matches: Hearts D W W D L; Dundee United W L D L L

Top scorers (all competitions): Lawrence Shankland (Hearts) 20; Steven Fletcher (Dundee United) 5

Match odds: H 7-10 D 11-4 A 18-5

Referee: Nick Walsh

Livingston (5) v Kilmarnock (9)

Livingston manager David Martindale has reported no fresh injuries and skipper Nicky Devlin has fully recovered from an illness that affected him in midweek. Tom Parkes (knee) and Jamie Brandon (groin) are still out.

Kilmarnock's Liam Donnelly has had a scan on his knee and is a doubt but Ash Taylor has shrugged off a knock. Chris Stokes and Fraser Murray are back in the squad but Ben Chrisene (knee) and Innes Cameron and Jeriel Dorsett (both hamstring) remain out while loan player Jordan Jones will return to parent club Wigan on completion of paperwork.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Livingston D W W D L; Kilmarnock D L L L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Bruce Anderson and Cristian Montano (Livingston) 4; Daniel Armstrong (Kilmarnock) 7

Match odds: H 6-5 D 11-5 A 23-10

Referee: Colin Steven

Rangers (2) v Ross County (10)

Nicolas Raskin has been cleared to make his Rangers debut following his deadline-day move from Standard Liege. Kemar Roofe could make his comeback from a shoulder injury, although may not be risked until the following week. Ianis Hagi will return after being rested in midweek following his comeback. John Souttar is training individually as he nears a return from ankle surgery while Tom Lawrence (heel), Rabbi Matondo (knee), Steven Davis (knee), Ridvan Yilmaz (hamstring) and Filip Helander (foot) remain out.

Ross County could hand a debut to Wigan winger Gwion Edwards following his loan arrival. Midfielder Nohan Kenneh returns to the squad after missing the midweek draw with parent club Hibernian while long-term absentees Ben Purrington (ankle) and Ben Paton (knee) remain out.

Last season: Rangers 4 Ross County 1, Ross County 3 Rangers 3, Rangers 4 Ross County 2, Ross County 2 Rangers 4

Last five league matches: Rangers D W W W W; Ross County D L D W D

Top scorers (all competitions): Antonio Colak (Rangers) 14; Jordan White (Ross County) 5

Match odds: H 1-9 D 7-1 A 22-1

Referee: Euan Anderson

St Mirren (4) v Hibernian (6)

St Mirren striker Jonah Ayunga is out for at least six months with a knee injury which requires surgery. Defender Richard Tait remains sidelined with a groin problem.

Hibs could hand a debut to Matthew Hoppe after the American striker joined on loan from Middlesbrough this week. Jake Doyle-Hayes returns after a three-game injury absence but Kevin Nisbet (hamstring), Kyle Magennis (muscle), Rocky Bushiri (ankle), Mykola Kukharevych (knee) and Martin Boyle (knee) are all out.

Last season: St Mirren 0 Hibernian 1, Hibernian 0 St Mirren 1 St Mirren 1 Hibernian 1, Hibernian 2 St Mirren 2

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

Top scorers (all competitions): Jonah Ayunga (St Mirren) 7; Kevin Nisbet and Josh Campbell (Hibernian) 8

Match odds: H 15-8 D 11-5 A 29-20

Referee: Matthew MacDermid

Sunday, February 5

St Johnstone (8) v Celtic (1)

St Johnstone's on-loan Hoops defender Adam Montgomery is unable to play against his parent club. Ryan McGowan is out with a groin issue while Murray Davidson and Chris Kane are getting closer to a comeback after their injury lay-offs.

Celtic right-back Anthony Ralston has trained all week following a back injury but will not return to playing action until the following weekend. Goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist remains sidelined with a minor calf injury.

Last season: Celtic 7 St Johnstone 0, St Johnstone 1 Celtic 3, Celtic 2 St Johnstone 0

Last five league matches: St Johnstone L L L L W; Celtic D W W W W

Top scorers (all competitions): Stevie May and Jamie Murphy (St Johnstone) 5; Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic) 21

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

Referee: David Dickinson