Football: Celtic in trouble

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CELTIC FACE an injury crisis as they prepare to face Dundee in the Scottish Premier League at Parkhead today.

The champions have eight first-team players out injured, including Jonathan Gould, Alan Stubbs, Marc Rieper and Craig Burley. The captain, Tom Boyd, and the midfielder Vidar Riseth are both available again, however; while the Slovakian midfielder Lubonir Moravcik could make his debut.

For Dundee, the goalkeeper Robert Douglas and the striker Eddie Annand are both expected to be fit after recent injuries. James Grady and Darren Magee have been added to their squad, but the Polish midfielder, Dariusz Adamczuk, is still suspended.

At St Johnstone tomorrow, Antti Niemi will keep goal for Rangers as Lionel Charbonnier suffered a knee injury in their Uefa Cup victory against Bayer Leverksusen on Thursday. The midfielder Barry Ferguson faces a fitness test after damaging his ankle in that game.

The St Johnstone manager, Sandy Clark, is set to field the same team for the sixth successive match against the league leaders.