Football: Kerr counted out

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Celtic, abruptly rendered managerless last night, could be without four players, including their keeper Stewart Kerr, who has a dislocated finger, for tomorrow's match at Hibernian. Paul McStay, Enrico Annoni and Chris Hay are also on the injured list.

Hibs midfielder Chic Charnley and striker Kevin Harper are both ruled out by suspension, while the former Celtic player Pat McGinlay is struggling with an ankle injury.

Now that his team have clinched a Uefa Cup place, the Dundee United manager, Tommy McLean, is expected to give outings to Craig Easton, Steve Thomson and Paul Walker for today's match against Hearts.

Hearts are likely to be without skipper Gary Locke, who is still struggling with a hamstring injury. Paul Ritchie is out as he faces a hernia operation.

Bobby Williamson has been named Bell's Manager of the Month for the second successive time after leading Kilmarnock to the Scottish Cup Final.

The man in charge at Rugby Park picked up the April award and, to complete a double double, the club's striker Paul Wright has been named player of the month. Kilmarnock are aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to nine games and banish any thoughts of relegation when they travel to Dunfermline today.

They will face Falkirk in the Cup final at Ibrox on 24 May and their First Division opponents have also been rewarded for overcoming Celtic in the semi-final with their manager, Alex Totten, winning the divisional award.

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