Jamie Mulgrew to miss Premiership clash with Crusaders

Jamie Mulgrew
Jamie Mulgrew was named as August player of the month

Linfield midfielder Jamie Mulgrew has been ruled out of Saturday's Premiership game against Crusaders.

Mulgrew, who has been named as the NI Football Writers' Player of the Month for August, is absent through injury.

Michael Carvill, Mark McAllister and Michael Gault will all have slight injuries assessed while goalkeeper Alan Blayney is doubtful with a virus.

Glentoran have Jason Hill and Johnny Taylor suspended for their trip to face Portadown at Shamrock Park.

Ports manager Ronnie McFall was selected as the NI Football Writers' Manager of the Month, the 18th time he has picked up the accolade.

The Shamrock Park club have a 100% home record in the league so far, while Crusaders boast a 100% away record before their journey to Windsor Park.

Cliftonville have George McMullan and Rory Donnelly suspended for the visit of Ballymena United to Solitude.

The Sky Blues will not be able to call upon new signing Wayne Drummond as the goalkeeper's clearance to play has not yet been received from Scotland.

Former Reds star Conor Downey may play some part against his former side as he was an unused substitute for United in their County Antrim Shield defeat by Linfield in midweek.

Carrick's Michael McLean is banned for his side's trip to Coleraine while Lisburn Distillery's Scott Davidson is set to miss his team's home game against Glenavon with his hand injury.

Donegal Celtic have Declan O'Hara out with a hamstring injury and Ryan Henderson and Paul McVeigh suspended as they prepare to entertain Dungannon Swifts at Suffolk Road.

Carling Premiership - Saturday 10 September - 1500 BST kick-off

Cliftonville v Ballymena Utd

Coleraine v Carrick Rangers

Donegal Celtic v Dungannon Swifts

Linfield v Crusaders

Lisburn Distillery v Glenavon

Portadown v Glentoran