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Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Borja Perez results in a free kick. James Fowler is booked. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Mark O'Hara produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by Ryan Stevenson on Paul Heffernan, free kick awarded. Borja Perez takes the free kick.
Kris Boyd takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by William Gros, Jamie Hamill manages to make a clearance. (Hearts) makes a substitution, with Dylan McGowan coming on for Darren Barr.
Foul by Dale Carrick on Borja Perez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Borja Perez.
The official flags Arvydas Novikovas offside. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Kris Boyd fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan has an effort direct from the free kick.
Jamie Hamill concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Johnston. Borja Perez takes the free kick.
Foul by Dale Carrick on Chris Johnston, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
Kris Boyd has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Dale Carrick produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
William Gros fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Borja Perez.
Foul by James Fowler on Arvydas Novikovas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
Arvydas Novikovas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Walker.
The offside flag is raised against William Gros. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
Kevin McHattie challenges Paul Heffernan unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Fowler takes the free kick.
Ryan O'Leary leaves the field to be replaced by William Gros.
Ross Barbour concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Holt. Ross Barbour is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Borja Perez from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Webster.
John Sutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barbour. Ryan O'Leary takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Mark O'Hara misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Johnston by Dale Carrick. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Kris Boyd. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
The referee blows for offside against Mark O'Hara. Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.
Foul by Jamie Walker on Ross Barbour, free kick awarded. Ross Barbour takes the free kick.
Jamie Walker fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a Penalty. Placed penalty taken by Ryan Stevenson saved by Cameron Bell. Kilmarnock 0-1 Hearts.Shot from close range by Jason Holt misses to the left of the target.
Jamie Walker produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Chris Johnston takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jamie MacDonald.
Dale Carrick takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Dale Carrick has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Dale Carrick comes on in place of Michael Ngoo.
Shot from just outside the area by James Fowler misses to the left of the target.
Michael Ngoo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark O'Hara. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Borja Perez on for Jeroen Tesselaar. Chris Johnston comes on in place of Rabiu Ibrahim.
Rabiu Ibrahim takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Darren Barr.
James Fowler takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Barr.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Barr on Rabiu Ibrahim. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
Unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Jamie Walker takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a comfortable save.
Jamie Walker produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McHattie on Mark O'Hara. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr by James Fowler. Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Danny Wilson takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Rabiu Ibrahim results in a free kick. Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.
Headed effort from inside the area by Jeroen Tesselaar misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line played to the near post, Darren Barr makes a clearance.
Foul by Kris Boyd on Kevin McHattie, free kick awarded. Danny Wilson takes the direct free kick.
Close range headed effort by Jamie Walker misses to the right of the target.
John Sutton produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
Kris Boyd is caught offside. Jamie Hamill takes the indirect free kick.
Mohamadou Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Ngoo. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Ngoo. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Corner taken by Sammy Clingan.
John Sutton gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Michael Ngoo.
Darren Barr challenges Rabiu Ibrahim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Jamie Walker has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
McKenzie: Killie must stay focused
Rory McKenzie has refuted any suggestions that Kilmarnock have nothing to play for as they face up to the remainder of the season in the bottom half of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Defeat at the hands of Dundee - combined with Dundee United's own last-gasp victory over Aberdeen - saw Killie fail to book their place in the top six ahead of the league split.
Every team who did make the cut - other than champions in waiting Celtic - are now vying for a European spot.
But, despite their own ambitions being limited to seventh place at best, McKenzie insists Kilmarnock's players will be motivated for the visit of Hearts.
The forward said: "It was a tough few days after the game against Dundee but we've had a break since then. It's not forgotten about but we are just focusing on the Hearts game now.
"A lot of people are saying there is nothing to play for but I don't see it that way at all.
"We've got players playing for contracts and there is still a lot of money to play for in terms of places in the bottom six. So I see the game against Hearts as a big game."
Kilmarnock will be without Rory McKeown after the defender underwent knee surgery.
He is likely to join Manuel Pascali and James Dayton on the sidelines for the rest of the campaign.
Teenager Kevin McHattie remains optimistic that his fellow Hearts youngsters can begin the rebuilding job at Tynecastle next season.
The Gorgie club remain mired in financial worries just months after they were forced to turn to their supporters for help following a winding-up order launched by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs over an outstanding #1.75million tax bill.
Around 4,000 fans raised just over #1million to stave off disaster then but the collapse of owner Vladimir Romanov's Lithuanian bank Ukio Bankas has raised further fears.
And after missing out on the Clydesdale Bank Premier League top six, boss Gary Locke has now been informed he will have to trim his squad yet further following the January departures of Ryan McGowan and Andrew Driver.
On Thursday night the club announced the contracts of Darren Barr and Gordon Smith will not be renewed. Skipper Marius Zaliukas also looks to be on the way out of the capital club, while left-back Danny Grainger has been informed his time is up too.
But 19-year-old left-back McHattie - the heir apparent to Grainger's defensive slot - insists it does not all have to be doom and gloom where Hearts are concerned.
Speaking ahead of the Rugby Park showdown - where the 10th-placed Jambos will hope to rein in Kenny Shiels' men, who are five points ahead in seventh.
McHattie said: "With all the things going on off the pitch, that is obviously going to have an effect on it. It's been hard on us as players but we did the best we could.
"But hopefully we can now rebuild. That is the idea with all the younger kids coming through. For the youths it has been great but we want to keep the most experienced players and get better next season.
"The top six is still the target for next year and hopefully we can look forward to a brighter future.
"For the time being, we have five games left and hopefully we can win them all and finish seventh. That's what the manager's expectations are."
Locke has been handed good news after defenders Andy Webster (thigh) and Darren Barr (ankle) were both passed fit but Gordon Smith must be assessed.
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