Danny Buijs has joined Ryan O'Leary (cruciate ligaments) and David da Silva (knee) on Kilmarnock's injured list.
The Dutchman misses out with a hamstring injury while new signing, Mohamadou Sissoko, back on loan from Udinese, is not yet up to speed.
However, Paul Heffernan returns after recovering from a calf problem.
Dunfermline have four injury worries.
Nicky Phinn aggravated a hamstring injury while Steven McDougall (groin) and Martin Hardie (ankle) will miss out with Kevin Rutkiewicz (hip) doubtful.
Former Dundee United midfielder Craig Easton comes into the squad after signing late last month.
Kilmarnock (from): Bell, Fowler, Fisher, Kroca, McKeown, Ada, Kelly, Heffernan, Dayton, Shiels, Pascali, Hutchinson, Galan, Jaakkola, Hay, Harkins, Racchi, Pursehouse.
Dunfermline (from): Gallacher, J Thomson, Dowie, Keddie, McCann, Mason, Cardle, Burns, Kirk, Barrowman, Graham, Smith, R Thomson, Buchanan, Potter, Easton, Young, Willis.