The Buddies have conceded in all of their last five games as sit at the foot of the table, and after watching the team lose 13 goals in those matches, Teale prepares for the latest must-win game without three central defenders.
Viktor Genev and Jim Goodwin are suspended while Marc McAusland has left the club after calling time with a month remaining on his contract.
Midfielder Isaac Osbourne has also quit the club early, as has striker Callum Ball as Teale starts to reshape his squad for what looks certain to be at least a season in the Championship.
Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill could be back in first-team action for the first time since Valentine’s Day.
Hamill has recovered from an ankle injury which has kept him out for the last two months, while club captain Manuel Pascali is also back in contention after a lay-off due to ankle trouble.
Defender Mark Connolly (broken collarbone) and striker Michael Ngoo (ankle) remain on the sidelines.