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Sunday 25 September 2016

Bhoys scrap Saturday in pursuit of treble

Celtic will not play another Saturday league fixture this season following the Scottish Professional Football League's announcement of the post-split fixtures.

The Scottish Premiership leaders face nearest rivals Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday, May 10 in the biggest fixture, although the title could be clinched before then.

They also face Friday night games at home to Dundee and away to St Johnstone as well as two Sunday games.

The season finishes with a Dundee derby at Tannadice on May 24 while Celtic host Inverness and St Johnstone visit Aberdeen.

The post-split action kicks off on Friday April 24 when Motherwell visit neighbours Hamilton looking to cut the gap on the teams above them as they bid to avoid a relegation play-off. he Steelmen then host Ross County and Kilmarnock, in another Friday night game. They close their league season at home to Partick Thistle while Kilmarnock play County at Rugby Park. Those matches are due to be played on Saturday, May 23 but the SPFL advised that they could be moved to Friday night.

Meanwhile, Rangers' final league game of the Scottish Championship season, against champions Hearts at Tynecastle, has been moved back to Sunday May 3 for television coverage.

In other news, Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan has been spared jail following his latest police assault conviction. The 27-year-old was placed under a restriction of liberty order during a hearing in Airdrie.

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