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Gary Miller challenges Mohamadou Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Gary Miller for unsporting behaviour. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Rowan Vine finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone.Chris Millar provided the assist for the goal.
David Robertson comes on in place of Liam Craig.
Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton.
David MacKay challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by James Dayton, Michael Nelson finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.Assist by James Dayton.
Danny Racchi is brought on as a substitute for Borja Perez. James Dayton comes on in place of Jeroen Tesselaar. Gary Miller on for Gregory Tade.
Michael Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven MacLean. Callum Davidson takes the free kick.
Chris Millar is caught offside. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Murray Davidson takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell. Corner taken right-footed by Rowan Vine, free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Mohamadou Sissoko. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line, Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Bell. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Gary Harkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rowan Vine. Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.
Cillian Sheridan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Steven MacLean challenges Paul Heffernan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven MacLean receives a yellow card. Borja Perez takes the direct free kick.
Gregory Tade fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steven MacLean, save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Michael Nelson. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Borja Perez, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
David MacKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. David MacKay is shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Borja Perez, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Rowan Vine, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David MacKay.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Borja Perez from the left by-line, clearance by Liam Craig.
Steven MacLean is caught offside. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Borja Perez from the right by-line, Mohamadou Sissoko produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
Close range effort by Steven MacLean misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Cillian Sheridan. Free kick taken by Gary Harkins.
Liam Craig produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Liam Craig has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Borja Perez from the right by-line to the near post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Gary Harkins. Direct free kick taken by Gary Harkins.
Borja Perez takes a shot from 12 yards. Alan Mannus makes a save.
Steven MacLean challenges Borja Perez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Nelson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Gary Harkins. Free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
Shot from just outside the box by Rowan Vine misses to the right of the goal.
Short corner taken by Rowan Vine.
Cillian Sheridan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Mohamadou Sissoko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Johnson.
Rowan Vine produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Liam Craig misses to the right of the goal.
The referee books Rowan Vine for unsporting behaviour.
Murray Davidson takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell. Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Bell by Murray Davidson. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Borja Perez on Callum Davidson. Frazer Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Murray Davidson finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Gregory Tade.
Rowan Vine on for Nigel Hasselbaink.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Callum Davidson. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Liam Craig produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Liam Craig takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
James Fowler produces a cross, Alan Mannus makes a save.
Steven MacLean produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig, clearance by Borja Perez.
Gary Harkins challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
Unfair challenge on Cillian Sheridan by Chris Millar results in a free kick. Chris Millar is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jeroen Tesselaar from left wing, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Cillian Sheridan. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Gregory Tade. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Handball decision goes against Liam Craig. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick.
Steven MacLean takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David MacKay by Cillian Sheridan. Steven Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Gregory Tade concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeroen Tesselaar. Gary Harkins takes the free kick.
Cillian Sheridan takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Steven MacLean. Steven Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Nigel Hasselbaink gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.
The referee sends off Manuel Pascali for violent conduct.
Manuel Pascali concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink. Direct free kick taken by David MacKay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Steven MacLean. Direct free kick taken by Michael Nelson.
Racchi relief after recovering from injury
Kilmarnock midfielder Danny Racchi hopes to complete his return from patient to playmaker against St Johnstone at Rugby Park.
The 25-year-old former York player has been out since early October recovering from a knee injury which eventually required an operation.
After a couple of setbacks during his seven weeks' rehabilitation period under Killie physios, Alex MacQueen and Ross Goodwin, the Englishman is ready for action.
"The last game I played was Aberdeen at home, so this will be my seventh week," he said.
"I tore my cartilage in my knee. I actually did it against Hearts but I trained and played the following week.
"I got an operation five weeks ago and my knee is feeling good.
"It hasn't been easy. After the operation I couldn't really do anything for four or five days.
"But I have been doing rehab every day and the physios, Alex and Rosco (Goodwin) have been absolutely brilliant. They have had to put up with me moaning at times, but they have been brilliant and that is why I got back so quickly.
"I am a horrible patient, not the greatest. I was asking every day if I could step it up a little bit more and they were saying that I wasn't ready.
"A couple of times I went out running as part of my assessment and broke down, there was a bit of pain and the knee swelled up again so I have had to take a couple of steps back.
"But I'm back training and got 60 minutes in a reserve game against St Mirren and now I have to work hard to get my shirt back.
"Hopefully, I will be in contention to make the bench or whatever the gaffer needs me for.
"The boys have done well but I am working towards getting myself back in the team."
Kilmarnock will be without Liam Kelly for the game. The midfielder, who won his first Scotland cap in the friendly against Luxembourg last week, is out with a shoulder injury sustained in a training ground accident.
Meanwhile, St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas insists performances and points are more important than placings as he prepares for the clash.
Saints, like Killie, could move into third place with a victory but the Perth side have not won a game since they beat Kenny Shiels' side at McDiarmid Park in October.
Since then Lomas' men have drawn three and lost two, including being knocked out of the Scottish Communities League Cup by Celtic and a home SPL draw against Ross County last week.
Former Manchester City and West Ham midfielder Lomas is looking to get back to winning ways, regardless of where it might leave them in the table in the short-term.
He said: "We had the chance to go third against Ross County but it is not about the table at this stage.
"It is about keeping performances up, getting as many points on the board as we can and when the league splits we will see where we are then.
"We played well against Kilmarnock last time but we have played as well in other games.
"And as well as we played, Killie could have maybe nicked a point at the end.
"So it is going to be a tough game.
"I watched Kilmarnock against Dundee United last Friday and they were superb in the first half so we will have to put on a performance.
"You can't put in a duff performance and take the points.
"They have good attacking players and a good double act in Cillian Sheridan and Paul Heffernan.
"Cillian was excellent when he was here and I knew he would be a success at Killie and Paul is a superb player and finisher.
"They have the makings of a good partnership.
"They will test you and we need to be on our mettle."
Lomas is also glad to have Patrick Cregg back in contention after the midfielder was sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury.
He said: "It is very important to have a fully-fit squad because we have five games in 11 days around the Christmas period."
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