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The offside flag is raised against Henrik Ojamaa. Kyle Letheren takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by James Dayton, save by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Paul Heffernan. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dayton. Keith Lasley shown a red card. Garry Hay takes the direct free kick.
Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Fraser Kerr is shown a red card for serious foul play.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Racchi by Keith Lasley. Kyle Letheren takes the direct free kick.
James Dayton delivers the ball, Darren Randolph makes a save.
Tom Hateley goes off and Fraser Kerr comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hateley on James Dayton. Tom Hateley is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. James Dayton takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by William Gros, Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Chris Humphrey results in a free kick. Chris Humphrey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Letheren takes the direct free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Keith Lasley.
Unfair challenge on Robert McHugh by Garry Hay results in a free kick. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
The official flags Keith Lasley offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
Robert McHugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Ramsden.
William Gros scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell.
Keith Lasley challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
Stewart Carswell goes off and Kallum Higginbotham comes on.
Danny Racchi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jeroen Tesselaar.
Shot from just outside the area by Garry Hay misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Carswell on William Gros. Mark O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Hateley takes a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Henrik Ojamaa, Garry Hay manages to make a clearance.
Garry Hay is brought on as a substitute for Borja Perez.
William Gros sends in a cross, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.
Borja Perez concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Lasley. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
Henrik Ojamaa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali. Free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Borja Perez results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Tom Hateley, save by Kyle Letheren.
William Gros handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
Chris Humphrey delivers the ball, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Chris Humphrey crosses the ball, Manuel Pascali gets a block in.
Jeroen Tesselaar challenges Henrik Ojamaa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jeroen Tesselaar receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.
Corner from right by-line taken by Borja Perez.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
The ball is delivered by William Gros, Simon Ramsden makes a clearance.
Paul Heffernan crosses the ball, clearance by Stevie Hammell.
The ball is swung over by Nicky Law, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Sammy Clingan coming on for Ross Barbour.
The ball is sent over by Henrik Ojamaa.
Mohamadou Sissoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Henrik Ojamaa. Tom Hateley has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Kyle Letheren.
Effort from outside the penalty area by James Dayton goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Gros by Tom Hateley. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Centre by Henrik Ojamaa, Close range shot by Keith Lasley goes over the bar.
William Gros produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Stevie Hammell takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Ross Barbour. Nicky Law takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Paul Heffernan. Borja Perez has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.
Henrik Ojamaa produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Keith Lasley delivers the ball, Michael Higdon has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Keith Lasley takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
Tom Hateley takes the inswinging corner, Stewart Carswell takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Letheren.
The ball is sent over by Stevie Hammell, clearance made by Borja Perez.
Unfair challenge on Borja Perez by Stewart Carswell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by James Dayton, Michael Higdon manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the area by Henrik Ojamaa goes over the bar.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley, Shaun Hutchinson takes a shot. Kyle Letheren makes a save.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
Ross Barbour produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Nicky Law takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.
Mohamadou Sissoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Law. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Keith Lasley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley, Shaun Hutchinson takes a shot. Blocked by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley, clearance made by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley played to the near post, Borja Perez manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Henrik Ojamaa, clearance by Jeroen Tesselaar.
William Gros is ruled offside. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.
Nicky Law sends in a cross, Keith Lasley takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dayton on Tom Hateley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley.
James Dayton takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Law.
Unfair challenge on Borja Perez by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Heffernan.
Stevie Hammell puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Kilmarnock 1-0 Motherwell.Ross Barbour provided the assist for the goal.
Simon Ramsden challenges William Gros unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Borja Perez from right channel, clearance by Michael Higdon.
Tom Hateley challenges William Gros unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Fowler.
James Fowler produces a cross.
The ball is delivered by Henrik Ojamaa, save by Kyle Letheren.
Chris Humphrey crosses the ball, save by Kyle Letheren.
The ball is crossed by Stevie Hammell, clearance by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Corner from left by-line taken by Tom Hateley.
The ball is sent over by Paul Heffernan, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
A cross is delivered by Ross Barbour.
McCall - Small Well squad is no myth
Stuart McCall has laughed off suggestions by Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels that Motherwell only possessing a small squad is a "myth".
Speaking ahead of Saturday's meeting between the sides at Rugby Park, Shiels suggested the Steelmen have a "much bigger" squad than Kilmarnock and that the Ayrshire side "can't shop in the same market as Motherwell".
Well manager McCall was keen to avoid a war of words with the often controversial and outspoken Shiels, although he was quick to dismiss the Northern Irishman's views on the size of his squad.
"I find Kenny interesting and entertaining, I have never had any problems with him, unlike a few of the other SPL managers," said McCall.
"I had a little smile when I read his comments, I don't know if Kenny believes everything he says himself - I thought he perhaps had a few too many sherbets.
"Since I arrived at Motherwell, Kilmarnock have always had a bigger squad than ourselves.
"They did lose players in the window and that brought them down to having a similar size of squad as we do here.
"I'm not going to complain about our size of squad though, sometimes it can be a good thing and we have also been fortunate with injuries."
Saturday's match will be only Motherwell's third fixture of 2013.
They trail second-placed Inverness on goal difference in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and McCall knows his side cannot let their lack of match-sharpness play a part against Killie.
"We want to come out of the blocks early and don't want to see any signs of rustiness," added McCall.
"The boys should be raring to go, since we have been inactive results have been quite kind, now we need to do our own bit.
"First and foremost we have to clinch a place in the top six and it would be fantastic if we could go on and achieve a European (qualification) place again."
McCall has almost a full squad to pick from. Darren Randolph has returned to full training after limping off in the Fir Park side's last outing - a 3-2 victory over St Johnstone almost three weeks ago.
Steven Saunders is also back in training, although the defender will not feature in McCall's squad due to a lack of match sharpness.
Mahamadou Sissoko has backed Kilmarnock for a place in the top six this season as they aim for success in both the league and the William Hill Scottish Cup.
The Ayrshire side defied the odds to knock out favourites Inverness and book their place in the quarter-finals of the cup competition with an impressive 2-0 win last week.
Sissoko sees no reason why Killie cannot build on the result and force their way into the top half of the table this term.
Kilmarnock head into their weekend match against Motherwell just three points behind sixth-placed Aberdeen and Sissoko says the dressing room is full of confidence.
The defender said: "It's very important to be in the top half of the table because the top six is always more exciting. So I hope we can finish in the top six this year.
"Everyone is focused and I think we can be in the top six.
"We had a good game against Inverness last week and the confidence is high now.
"Hopefully we can win this game. Motherwell are a good team, with good strikers, but hopefully it will be a good game for us."
Boss Shiels believes Killie can once again take advantage of their underdogs tag to come out on top when Motherwell come calling.
He said: "We're looking positive and we want to stay positive for as long as we can.
"We went into the game as underdogs last week and we did well.
"We are doing the same again this week and everybody is up for this game.
"It's great to get a result like the cup game. It gives everybody a lift and you can't wait for the next game."
However, he is under no illusions about the challenge facing his players, adding: "I expect a tough game.
"They are a really good football team and they have done brilliantly.
"We've played the league leaders, we've played the second-placed team and now we play the joint second team in a matter of nine days.
"The top three in the league - it's a big test for us."
Cillian Sheridan has been ruled out for Kilmarnock. The forward was forced out of last week's cup win over Inverness with a hamstring problem and will be out of action for four to six weeks.
Ross Barbour is rated doubtful for the visit of the Steelmen with a flu bug.
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