Dundee United have four players banned for the game.
Morgaro Gomis, Sean Dillon and Mihael Kovacevic are all suspended after being sent off against Rangers on Tuesday, and they will join full-back Paul Dixon in the stands.
Boss Peter Houston is boosted by the return of Keith Watson from an ankle injury, but Darren Dods is still out.
Kilmarnock are still without Mehdi Taouil (hamstring), Frazer Wright (shoulder) and Mohamadou Sissoko (groin).
Scott Evans is sidelined with a hernia problem which requires an operation.
James Dayton is pushing for a first start following his recovery from cruciate ligament damage.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Kenneth, Van der Meulen, Watson, Severin, Douglas, Buaben, Conway, D Robertson, S Robertson, Swanson, Daly, Shala, Russell, Goodwillie, Dow, Hill, Banks.
Kilmarnock (from): Jaakkola, Clancy, Hamill, O'Leary, Pascali, Eremenko, Fowler, Bryson, Mendes Silva, Kelly, Hay, Gros, Agard, Berntsson, Letheren, Aubameyang, Dayton, Rui Miguel.