Dundee United have an unchanged squad for the clash.
Danny Swanson is pushing for more involvement after returning from a back problem late in the Europa League qualifier against Slask Wroclaw.
Midfielder Scott Robertson (ankle) remains on the sidelines.
Kilmarnock have been hit with a raft of injuries to new signings.
Summer arrivals Danny Racchi, Danny Buijs and Paul Heffernan are all out for one or two matches with minor knocks, while goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola is also missing.
But Ben Hutchinson has received international clearance following his arrival from Celtic.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Severin, Dixon, Kenneth, Douglas, Smith, Watson, Flood, Rankin, Armstrong, Mackay-Stevens, Goodwillie, Russell, Daly, Swanson, Hilson, Banks.
Killie (from): Bell, Clancy, Hay, Fowler, O'Leary, Ada, Silva, Kelly, Dayton, Harkins, Kroca, Gros, Pascali, Berntsson, Fisher, McKay, Kennedy, Letheren.