Hemdani injury forces rethink for Old Firm tie

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Hemdani had to come off after27 minutes of Saturday's goalless draw with Aberdeen with a thigh strain and will not be fit. Lovenkrands was feeling the effects of a virus and could not continue after the first half. He is doubtful, although his condition improved yesterday. That will mean a shake-up to the midfield but Ian Murray, Hamed Namouchi, Alex Rae and Chris Burke are standing by.

Strachan will be without Chris Sutton, who missed Celtic's weekend win at Falkirk with a knee problem and has failed to recover. But the midfielder Alan Thompson returns after suspension, while Aiden McGeady is hoping to start again after an impressive display at Falkirk.

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