SPL preview: Inverness aim to end drought

Inverness will be out to pick up their first points of the Scottish Premier League season, when they travel to Dunfermline on Saturday.Terry Butcher’s men were denied by a late Garry O’Connor goal in their 1-0 loss to Hibernian last time out, keeping them as the only point-less SPL side after two games heading into their clash at East End Park.

Dunfermline also have plenty to prove after their drab 0-0 draw against St Mirren in their first match in the top division, and will be champing at the bit to pick up points after their clash against Celtic was postponed last weekend.

The winner of Dundee United and St Mirren on Saturday will go to the top of the table overnight.

The two sides are in a group of four level on four points, but with Rangers’ clash with Kilmarnock postponed, and Motherwell – on top on goal difference – in action on Sunday, Dundee or St Mirren can go clear at the summit with the three points at Tannadice Park.

Hibernian’s scheduled home match against St Johnstone has also been rearranged for September 28 so the Edinburgh club can play Sunderland in a friendly.

Celtic are away to Aberdeen on Sunday in a replay of the biggest rout of last season, when Neil Lennon’s men won 9-0 at Celtic Park.

Also on Sunday, Hearts travel to Motherwell to begin life after Jim Jefferies, who was sacked as club manager on Monday.