Kilmarnock v Rangers preview

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

Last Updated: 19/11/10 at 15:19   

Bougherra: Misses out

Bougherra: Misses out

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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Scottish Football Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Motherwell v Celtic
15:00
Hearts v Ross Co
Kilmarnock v Partick
St J'stone v Dundee Utd
St Mirren v Hibernian
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:45
Hibernian v Hearts  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 34 17 64
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 34 5 53
6 St J'stone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 33 -15 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross Co 33 -18 31
10 St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Partick 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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