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Team news for Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park (kick-off 12pm).

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Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen has no fresh injury concerns ahead of their clash against the defending champions.

Goalkeeper Alan Combe has returned to full training after double hernia surgery but no date has been set for his return to action.

Long-term absentee James Dayton remains on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament injury.

Rangers will have Salim Kerkar in their squad after the French-Algerian was granted international clearance.

But Sasa Papac (head), Madjid Bougherra (hamstring) and Maurice Edu (knee) are out with the latter two definitely sidelined for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Manchester United too.

Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker, Kirk Broadfoot, Kyle Lafferty and Steven Davis are all available despite being forced out of international action in midweek.

On-loan Aberdeen player Richard Foster comes back into contention after missing the game against his parent club while James Beattie, Nikica Jelavic and Andy Webster remain on the sidelines.

Killie (from): Bell, Wright, Sissoko, Gordon, Hamill, Taouil, Silva, Bryson, Pascali, Kelly, Eremenko, Sammon, Clancy, Letheren, Hay, Fowler, Forrester, Invincibile.

Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Broadfoot, Foster, Weir, Davis, McCulloch, Weiss, Lafferty, Naismith, Miller, Fleck, Kerkar, Wylde, Hutton, Loy, Little, Alexander.

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