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Celtic's McDonald set to take on former club Motherwell

Celtic striker Scott McDonald is ready to return to the pitch to take on former club Motherwell. The Australian international was forced to miss the Socceroos' recent trip down under for international matches against Holland and Oman (in his hometown of Melbourne) because of a back injury he sustained in the Old Firm clash with Rangers two weeks ago but is set for action this weekend.

McDonald spent the best part of four years with the Well, appearing in over 100 matches and scoring close to 50 goals but says now his allegiance lies with the green and white hoops.

"I enjoyed my time at Motherwell and the support the club gave me was enormous but now I am a Celtic player and I will be doing everything I can to ensure we get the points," McDonald told tribalfootball.com.

Celtic still hold a one-point lead on rivals Rangers despite their 2-1 loss at Ibrox on October 4 and need a win over Motherwell to remain clear of their main title challengers who face the lowly St Johnstone this weekend.

"We know we have to do the job against Motherwell because Rangers face St Johnstone so three points for us is vital," he added.

Celtic versus Motherwell will be LIVE on Setanta Sports this Sunday morning as well as more Scottish Premier League action and matches from other leagues around the world.

The following will feature this weekend on Setanta Sports:

Friday 16th October 2:45am World Cup Qualifier 2010 Peru vs Bolivia

Saturday 17th October 5:30am League of Ireland Cork City vs Bohemians LIVE 10:25pm SPL St Johnstone vs RangersLIVE

Sunday 18th October 12:55am SPL Celtic vs MotherwellLIVE 3:25am Bundesliga Hamburg vs Bayer LeverkusenLIVE 5:55am Ligue 1Lille vs RennesLIVE 8:15am Ligue 1Nancy vs Marseille 10am BundesligaFreiburg vs Bayern Munich 11:45am Eredivisie FC Twente vs AZ 7:15pm Russian Premier League Rubin Kazan vs FK Khimki 8:55pm Russian Premier League Lokomotiv vs Spartak MoscowLIVE 11:55pm Serie AUdinese vs AtalantaLIVE

Monday 19th October 2:25am BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs BochumLIVE 5:55am Ligue 1 Tolouse vs PSGLIVE 8am Serie ANapoli vs Bologna 9:45am BundesligaWolfsburg vs Monchengladbach 12:30pm Ligue 1Monaco vs Lens

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