The team news is in at Dens Park as Hibs travel to Dundee in the Scottish Premiership – with Kevin Nisbet, Joe Newell and Paul Hanlon all missing for the visitors.
Nisbet has been linked with a move to Celtic over the weekend. It has been reported that Celtic will offer Leigh Griffiths plus cash for the striker who has scored twice with two assists so far this season – but it’s illness which rules him out in Tayside. Fellow striker Christian Doidge is out with a long-term Achilles problem.
Hibs captain Hanlon is missing as he continues his recovery from concussion. Newell is missing in midfield via a knock while James Scott makes his debut up front, following his season-long loan switch to Hibs from Hull City. Jack Ross’ side could leapfrog Celtic and move into first place with a victory in Tayside.
James McPake’s team isn’t faring much better on the injury front. Two players have tested positive for Covid-19, meaning the Dundee boss has only been able to name six substitutes. Danny Mullen, Cillian Sheridan and Alex Jakubiak are all out, meaning Jason Cummings is the team’s only recognised striker.
Jordan Marshall is replaced by Max Anderson in Dundee’s only change from a 1-0 Premier Sports up win over Motherwell last Saturday. Here are the teams in Tayside.
— Dundee Football Club (@DundeeFC) August 22, 2021
Our team to face Dundee 🟢⚪️
— Hibernian Football Club (@HibernianFC) August 22, 2021
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