Record fires Celtic

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Jackie McNamara faces his old club, Dunfermline, for the first time since moving to Parkhead 11 months ago as Celtic look to protect their 36-match unbeaten Premier Division record.

Craig Robertson, the Dunfermline captain, is expected to return in midfield, while Celtic, who lost 1-0 at Hearts in the Coca-Cola Cup on Tuesday, will again be without the injured Paul McStay, Phil O'Donnell and Tosh McKinlay. Peter Grant is suspended after being sent off at Tynecastle on Tuesday, but Brian O'Neil is available again.

Rangers, who lead Celtic by two points, travel to Kilmarnock. Killie are seeking their first victory over either of the Old Firm under Alex Totten, who took over in the summer of 1994.

Aberdeen are at home to Hibernian without their striker Dean Windass, who was sent off in the Coca-Cola Cup defeat by Dundee. That could pave the way for a recall for Duncan Shearer, who has been frozen out by the goalscoring exploits of Windass and Billy Dodds.

For Hibs, the 40-year-old Ray Wilkins is in line to play his third match in eight days.

Hearts have Pasquale Bruno, David Weir, Neil Pointon and Paul Ritchie - the "Ibrox Four" - to meet Motherwell after their suspensions .

The final game in the Premier Division sees new Raith manager Iain Munro face the man who walked out on the club after a week in charge, Tommy McLean, now at Dundee United.