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Danny Wilson takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Short corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas from the right by-line.
Unfair challenge on William Gros by Fraser Mullen results in a free kick. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Ngoo on Mohamadou Sissoko. Michael Ngoo receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by William Gros results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Dylan McGowan challenges Danny Racchi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Arvydas Novikovas takes a short corner.
Ryan O'Leary challenges Michael Ngoo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Robinson takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against John Sutton. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Rory McKenzie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sammy Clingan.
Arvydas Novikovas delivers the ball, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Arvydas Novikovas decides to take the corner short.
Outswinging corner taken by Fraser Mullen.
The referee blows for offside against John Sutton. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Arvydas Novikovas fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Fraser Mullen, Ryan O'Leary gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Jeroen Tesselaar. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.
Ryan O'Leary joins the action as a substitute, replacing Manuel Pascali.
Borja Perez takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save. Paul Heffernan fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 0-3 Kilmarnock.Assist on the goal came from Borja Perez.
Corner taken by Fraser Mullen from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Andy Webster misses to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Billy King, Michael Ngoo takes a shot. Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance. Foul by Andy Webster on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded. Billy King leaves the field to be replaced by Arvydas Novikovas. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Jamie Walker takes a short corner.
The offside flag is raised against Paul Heffernan. Andy Webster takes the free kick.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Danny Racchi coming on for James Dayton.
Outswinging corner taken by James Dayton from the left by-line. Paul Heffernan fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-2 Kilmarnock.Assist by William Gros.
Headed effort on goal by Scott Robinson from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Walker, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Callum Tapping by James Fowler results in a free kick. Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Manuel Pascali goes into the referee's book. Manuel Pascali challenges Billy King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Mullen delivers the ball, John Sutton produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Jamie Walker takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Walker on Sammy Clingan. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robinson on James Fowler. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
The official flags James Dayton offside. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
James Dayton takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save. Borja Perez takes a outswinging corner.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Walker, clearance made by Borja Perez.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Fraser Mullen, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Dylan McGowan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.
John Sutton fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Mullen fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Cameron Bell.
Paul Heffernan concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Tapping. Scott Robinson takes the free kick.
Scott Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Walker, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.
Andy Webster handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
John Sutton comes on in place of Jason Holt.
Borja Perez takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Ngoo.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Walker on William Gros. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by James Dayton, Paul Heffernan scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-1 Kilmarnock.James Dayton provided the assist for the goal.
Jamie Walker takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Darren Barr leaves the field to be replaced by Dylan McGowan.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Ngoo. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Fraser Mullen concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dayton. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Fraser Mullen, Jamie Walker produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Walker.
Borja Perez concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster. Jason Holt takes the direct free kick.
The referee penalises William Gros for handball. Danny Wilson takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Heffernan. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Fraser Mullen, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Shot by James Fowler from just outside the area goes over the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Gros by Danny Wilson. Direct free kick taken by William Gros.
Callum Tapping concedes a free kick for a foul on William Gros. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
Shiels reveals Ipswich interest in Bell
Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels has revealed Ipswich are the latest club to make an approach to out-of-contract goalkeeper Cammy Bell.
The Rugby Park number one is also a target for Rangers but Shiels claims Ibrox manager Ally McCoist faces competition from the npower Championship outfit and others.
Bell said earlier this week that he had yet to make a decision on where he would be playing his football next season.
Now his manager insists he will offer his own advice in the coming weeks in the hope of keeping the player with the Ayrshire Clydesdale Bank Premier League outfit.
Shiels told Press Association Sport: "Ipswich Town are in for him and there other clubs that have made approaches from England.
"I will sit down with him, maybe in March, and we'll have a wee discussion about what he feels is the best way forward for his career.
"I will give him my advice and he will make his decision from there. What will I tell him? That's personal between me and him but hopefully it is good advice.
"Wherever he goes to, he will be first choice. There is no doubt about that."
If Bell does depart, he will follow Liam Kelly, Michael Nelson and Gary Harkins out of Rugby Park after their January exits.
Shiels resisted the urge to take the option utilised by Saturday's SPL opponents Hearts - who they face at Tynecastle hoping to extend an impressive run which has seen just two defeats in their last 11 games - and bring in loan signings.
Instead he has put his faith in the club's youngsters such as Ross Barbour and Mark O'Hara and believes the Scottish Football Association must force other teams to do the same for the good of the national team.
He said: "I'm not going to say anything bad about Hearts. The players they have brought in on loan - Danny Wilson and Michael Ngoo - are high earners and established players. They have had a major impact so far.
"But please believe me, to avail of that is not a crime. I fully support John McGinn in what he has done. He's had a lot of hits this year and has brought through kids.
"I used two loan signings to get to the League Cup final last year and I feel a little bit guilty about that because Ben Gordon, a loan signing played, and Rory McKeown, a development player, didn't.
"But I've moved away from that now and Kilmarnock are now the model way and the correct way to do things. We grow our own and don't use the loan system and I feel good about that.
"We must do things to benefit Gordon Strachan. So should the SFA put restrictions on the number of loans? Yep. I'd totally agree with that. There has to be a restriction. It should be reduced considerably."
Bell remains doubtful for the Tynecastle clash as he continues his recovery from a hip injury, but Killie have James Fowler available again after suspension.
Striker Cillian Sheridan and defender Rory McKeown, meanwhile, have no chance of featuring as they recover from knocks.
Hearts youngster Fraser Mullen expects boss John McGlynn to put his faith in one of his fresh-faced colleagues to fill the gap left by injured skipper Marius Zaliukas - but admits replacing the Lithuanian's leadership will be a harder task.
Zaliukas has undergone surgery on the ankle ligaments he tore in a tussle with Dundee United's Johnny Russell last weekend and will miss the rest of the season.
McGlynn has already admitted that the out-of-contract centre-back has "possibly" now played his last game for a club he first joined in 2006.
The manager could turn to either Darren Barr or Danny Wilson as he looks for a new defensive partner for Andy Webster - but 19-year-old Mullen would not be surprised if one of his teenage team-mates was also called upon.
However, he expects finding a new source of maturity and influence amongst a squad which has seen its average age plummet in recent weeks will be a tough task.
He told Press Association Sport: "Marius will be a big loss. He's the captain of the team and an influential player.
"There are a lot of young players in the team now and he helps us all through the games with his experience, so not having that there is a blow.
"And being the skipper, he's also a big figure in the changing room and one of the most vocal lads in the team. Having to do without him will be hard.
"He obviously plays a huge part for us and we will miss him. But I'm sure someone can come in and do a similar job as well. It could be another chance for one of the young lads."
As well as missing Zaliukas, McGlynn's men will also be without Ryan Stevenson after he was handed a three-match ban following his straight red card for a dangerous studs-up tackle against Dundee United.
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