Scottish Football - Team news: Brown missing for Celtic

All of the weekend team news from the SPL with Celtic captain Scott Brown set to miss Sunday's match with Dundee.

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Scottish Football - Team news: Brown missing for Celtic

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Celtic's Scott Brown (L) and Georgios Samaras laugh during a training session at their training facility in Lennoxtown (Reuters)

Celtic v Dundee - 12.00

Celtic's 1-1 draw against St Johnstone on Tuesday was their fourth midweek game in five weeks with more to come in subsequent Wednesdays against Motherwell and Juventus. The free midweek saw most of Lennon's side away on international duty and he will mix up his side when managerless Dundee travel to the east end of Glasgow. Skipper Scott Brown and defender Mikael Lustig will be missing again. Brown has seen a specialist about his abductor problem and will discover on Monday if he requires surgery while Lustig is out with a thigh injury. Greece striker Georgios Samaras is back after recovering from a hamstring injury, but defender Charlie Mulgrew is a doubt with a glute problem.

Dundee defender Davide Grassi is back in training ahead of the clash. However, Sunday's game may come too soon following his recovery from a knee injury. Dundee are still without Stephen O'Donnell (knee), Mark Kerr (knee), Jamie McCluskey (Achilles) and Carl Finnigan (knee).

Dundee United v Hibernian - 16.30

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has an unchanged squad. Gavin Gunning is the only absentee as he undergoes knee surgery today. Manager Jackie McNamara has the option of bringing Barry Douglas back into the team and moving Jon Daly up front after the striker played at centre-back in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Motherwell.

Former Hibernian player Kevin Thomson is training with the club but Pat Fenlon has no intention of signing up the free agent ahead of the game. Fenlon will, however, be able to call upon midfielder Gary Deegan for the Tannadice trip after he sat out last weekend's 1-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley as he served a one-match ban. That leaves defender Tim Clancy as the Easter Road manager's only injury concern as he continues his recovery from a hamstring tear.

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