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Banned Tonev to miss Celts' Caley clash

Aleksandar Tonev will miss Celtic's Scottish Premiership match with Inverness at Parkhead today after an appeal against his ban for racial abuse was not submitted in time.

The Hoops winger (pictured) - on loan from Aston Villa - was suspended by the Scottish Football Association for seven matches on Thursday for using ''offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature'' towards Aberdeen defender Shay Logan when the two teams met in September.

Celtic immediately released a statement confirming they would appeal.

However, it is understood they have not in time for today's game and they have until Thursday, November 6 to lodge an appeal.

Kris Commons has been out with a buttock injury and manager Ronny Deila is unsure if he will be fit while winger James Forrest is still not ready for first-team action following a hamstring injury and winger Derk Boerrigter is out for two months following knee surgery.

Celtic lost their first clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle this season when they made the trip to the Highlands in the Premiership and lost 1-0.

Make amends

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon was on the bench for the defeat against John Hughes' side and is looking to make amends at Celtic Park.

The Scotland international said: "They have already beaten us this season.

"Up there we made a few changes after a European game, this time at home we will be looking to win the game and get our own back for that one.

"I think they've done very well. Yogi (John Hughes) has changed the way they've been playing in the last few years.

"They've been passing the ball a lot more and they are quite an attractive team to watch.

"If they come here and look to do that again then there is a possibility they could cause us problems."


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