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James Dayton takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Stuart Duff.
David Silva takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
David Silva replaces James Fowler.
Lee Cox goes off and Alex MacDonald comes on.
Unfair challenge on Alexei Eremenko by Kenny Gillet results in a free kick. Jamie Hamill crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, clearance by Ross Tokely.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alexei Eremenko, clearance made by Ross Tokely.
Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson. Alexei Eremenko produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Stuart Duff.
Stuart Duff is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stuart Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexei Eremenko. Free kick taken by Tim Clancy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Tim Clancy. Free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
Alexei Eremenko takes the outswinging corner, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.
Garry Hay crosses the ball, Ryan Esson makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on James Dayton. Craig Bryson takes the free kick.
Shot by Gavin Morrison from a long way out goes over the net.
James Dayton takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
James Dayton comes on in place of Rui Miguel.
Foul by Lee Cox on Craig Bryson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tim Clancy.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Rory McKenzie. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Gillet. Anssi Jaakkola takes the free kick.
Jonathan Hayes challenges Alexei Eremenko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alexei Eremenko takes the direct free kick.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Rory McKenzie coming on for William Gros.
Shot by Rui Miguel from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Gavin Morrison fouled by Craig Bryson, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Richie Foran from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Garry Hay, Rui Miguel takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Hogg, Liam Kelly makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, clearance made by Ross Tokely.
Alexei Eremenko takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
Gavin Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Doran.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Fowler by Richie Foran. Ryan O'Leary takes the free kick.
Jamie Hamill is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kenny Gillet.
Centre by Jamie Hamill, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
The referee gives a free kick against Aaron Doran for handball. Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
Tim Clancy concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Aaron Doran produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Anssi Jaakkola.
Corner taken by Aaron Doran, save by Anssi Jaakkola.
Lee Cox produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Foul by Richie Foran on James Fowler, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cox by Ryan O'Leary. Jonathan Hayes takes the direct free kick.
Alexei Eremenko takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Lee Cox manages to make a clearance.
William Gros concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Gillet. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.
Ross Tokely concedes a free kick for a foul on Rui Miguel. Alexei Eremenko takes the free kick.
Kenny Gillet produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Gros by Lee Cox. Direct free kick taken by Ryan O'Leary.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Liam Kelly gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Inverness CT.Craig Bryson provided the assist for the goal.
Jonathan Hayes finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Inverness CT.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kenny Gillet, clearance by Garry Hay. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kenny Gillet, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jamie Hamill on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Aaron Doran takes the direct free kick.
Rui Miguel challenges Ross Tokely unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Tokely.
Liam Kelly fouled by Nick Ross, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Liam Kelly fouled by Aaron Doran, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill. The referee penalises Liam Kelly for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Butcher calls for winning sequence
Manager Terry Butcher has called on his Inverness side to win each of their three games before the Clydesdale Bank Premier League split and claim a place in the top half of the table.
Caley Thistle play at Kilmarnock on Saturday and then have home games with Celtic and Hearts before the SPL separates in two.
Butcher's men must hope Motherwell drop points at Hearts on Saturday and win all three of their games in order to overcome the seven-point deficit.
"With three games left it's all or nothing and everything's there to play for," said Butcher, who will be taking charge of Inverness for the 100th time at Kilmarnock.
"If we can win the next three games it would be fantastic for us. That's our target and why not?
"We have the hunger and the desire to do that.
"Kilmarnock and Hearts are already in the top six and Celtic are fighting for the title, but we've got home advantage in two of those three matches and having won at Kilmarnock recently we feel let's have a go."
Caley Thistle won 2-1 at Rugby Park in October and with Killie having lost manager Mixu Paatelainen last week and already assured of their top-six place, Butcher is determined for a repeat result.
"It's a match to be relished and looked forward to," he added.
"We want the three points, we need the three points to put us in a good position.
"It's to be savoured, to be enjoyed and for the players to give everything.
"The last visit gives us a fond and warm feeling about going there and our away record is excellent, so let's maintain that."
Kenny Shiels is in charge at Killie following Paatelainen's appointment as Finland manager and Butcher hopes to exploit any uncertainty over who will be the Finn's permanent successor.
"When you lose your manager everything's up in the air a little bit," Butcher said.
And Butcher hopes a win on Saturday will help Inverness secure a further fixture with Killie this term.
"Kilmarnock are already looking forward to what they are going to do after the split and we want to join them," he added.
"They've got to their target, we haven't accomplished what we want to do this season.
"We've got three steps to take to get to that target."
Inverness have no fresh injury worries for the clash.
Graeme Shinnie is expected to be out for the season with a stomach injury and David Proctor (hamstring) and Dani Sanchez (hand) remain on the sidelines.
Kenny Gillet is pushing for a place following a long spell out with a knee problem.
Manuel Pascali is suspended for Kilmarnock.
Mehdi Taouil could miss the rest of the season with a torn hamstring, while Frazer Wright`s campaign has also ended after he underwent shoulder surgery.
Mohamadou Sissoko is battling to overcome a groin injury while Liam Kelly returns following illness.
Killie and Caley share spoils
A swift first-half exchange of goals by Jonny Hayes and Liam Kelly saw Kilmarnock and Inverness share the points in a 1-1 draw in their Clydesdale Bank SPL encounter at Rugby Park.
Hayes put the Highlanders in front after a 10th-minute solo run, but his opener was cancelled out three minutes later by an excellent finish from Kelly for the hosts.
Kilmarnock looked the likelier side to clinch victory in the second half, with good opportunities falling to Rui Miguel and William Gros.
The points were shared but the draw, along with Motherwell's similar result at Hearts, ended Inverness' hopes of a top-six place.
Both sides made three changes to their starting line-ups. Home caretaker manager Kenny Shiels, taking charge of his first game at Rugby Park, gave starts to Rui Miguel, Liam Kelly and new arrival Ryan O'Leary in place of the injured Frazer Wright and Mohamadou Sissoko and benched David Silva, who featured in the previous Saturday's goalless draw at St Johnstone.
Inverness, playing their first game in three weeks following last week's late postponement against Celtic, brought in Kenny Gillet, Nick Ross and Aaron Doran for Eric Odhiambo and benched duo Russell Duncan and Grant Munro.
The opening stages were open and flowing with Inverness captain Richie Foran first to test a goalkeeper, but his speculative cross from the left byline on seven minutes was easy for Anssi Jaakkola in the home goal.
Jonny Hayes gave Inverness an early lead on 10 minutes - he robbed possession from Kilmarnock in midfield to embark on a pacy solo run, and despite having team-mates well positioned, finished the move himself by slipping the ball low into the right corner.
However, their advantage lasted just three minutes before Liam Kelly equalised with an outstanding finish, receiving the ball on the edge of the area and lifting a delicate lob into the net beyond a helpless Ryan Esson.
William Gros thought he had put Kilmarnock in front on 16 minutes, but his lob was ruled offside.
Kilmarnock carved some useful chances around the half-hour, the first when Craig Bryson and Alexei Eremenko linked well, despite a foul on the latter, for Bryson to set up Gros but his chance was booted clear by the outrushing Inverness goalkeeper.
Some more patient build-up from Kilmarnock led to a Rui Miguel header at the left upright which was cleared for a corner; Kelly almost swept home at the near post from the set piece, and Miguel then had another opportunity as Inverness failed to clear their lines.
Lee Cox had a chance for the Highlanders when he raced to the edge of the area for a snap shot which fizzed narrowly wide of the left-hand post.
Home goalkeeper Jaakkola was then inches away from gifting a bizarre goal to Inverness 10 minutes from the break - stooping to scoop up a harmless Aaron Doran free-kick under no pressure on the line, he somehow let it squirm through his grasp and had to scramble to claw the ball to safety.
Inverness brought on Gavin Morrison for Adam Rooney at the start of the second half, with Nick Ross moving into a forward role.
However, it was the hosts who had the first chance six minutes after the restart, Miguel powerfully heading a Garry Hay cross goalwards, but Esson made a comfortable save.
Miguel then successfully latched on to a long ball up the right and weaved his way into the box, cutting inside visiting defender Ross Tokely - but then wastefully ballooned his effort high over the bar.
The home fans had their heads in their hands when Gros passed up a glorious chance to put their side in the lead for the first time just before the hour with what would have been a well-worked goal.
Some precise passing play involving Hay on the left and Bryson in the centre allowed Alexei Eremenko to cross from the left byline for Gros, who somehow contrived to miss an easy close-range shot at the far post.
Newly-introduced substitute James Dayton tried his best to generate a Kilmarnock winner as the game entered its final quarter by going on a run from midfield; his shot was only parried by Esson to the right side of the box but the loose ball was booted to safety.
Bryson and Hay linked well once again for the latter to send in a deep cross from the left which the Inverness goalkeeper had to tip over for a corner at the far upright.
Kilmarnock looked the likelier candidates to find a winning goal in the closing stages, their best chance falling to David Silva straight after he was introduced two minutes from time, only for Esson to parry his shot.
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