Celtic's McGeady back in contention after bust-up

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Aiden McGeady is fit and available for Celtic's league game at home to Dundee United today, according to the manager Gordon Strachan.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder returned to training this week after being suspended for a fortnight and fined two weeks wages following a dressing-room bust-up with Strachan after last month's 1-1 draw with Heart of Midlothian.

Strachan was in no mood to expand on the McGeady situation but said: "Everybody who is fit is available. You don't lose any base fitness over two weeks so everybody who is in the squad has a chance of being involved."

The midfielder Barry Robson is hoping McGeady remains at the club to help the Hoops to their fourth SPL title in a row. Robson said: "It's good to have the wee man back."

Rangers, in second place, travel to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle tomorrow and striker Steven Naismith could be named in the squad for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury last April.

Meanwhile, the Rangers manager, Walter Smith, has said the club have received no enquiries about Barry Ferguson or Madjid Bougherra after the pair were linked with moves to Newcastle. Smith is keen to trim his squad but would only welcome approaches for fringe players who have been told they are free to find new clubs.

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