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Alan Mannus takes the free kick.
William Gros concedes a free kick for a foul on David MacKay.
Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Alan Mannus parries the ball away.
Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.
David MacKay fouled by William Gros, the ref awards a free kick.
Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Alan Mannus catches the ball.
Free kick taken by Rory McKeown.
Foul by Frazer Wright on Paul Heffernan, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Chris Johnston fouled by Chris Millar, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.
Unfair challenge on Stevie May by William Gros results in a free kick.
David Wotherspoon is ruled offside.
Kris Boyd takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the post.
David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Rory McKenzie goes off and William Gros comes on.
Jeroen Tesselaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stevie May.
Stevie May has an effort at goal. Craig Samson catches the ball.
Chris Millar takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Craig Samson takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Murray Davidson.
David MacKay takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Fowler on Rory Fallon.
Gary McDonald replaces Gwion Edwards.
Chris Johnston on for Rabiu Ibrahim.
Header at goal by Rory Fallon goes over the frame of the goal.
Gwion Edwards takes the free kick.
Darren Barr concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Fallon.
Shot by Kris Boyd went wide left of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Rory McKenzie.
Rory McKeown takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Jacobs by Murray Davidson.
David MacKay manages to make a clearance.
Rory McKeown restarts play with the free kick.
Rory McKeown fouled by Gwion Edwards, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Kyle Jacobs.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McKenzie by Brian Easton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie May on Rory McKeown.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David MacKay on Rabiu Ibrahim.
Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
Corner taken by Rory McKenzie from the left by-line.
Jeroen Tesselaar takes the free kick.
Kyle Jacobs fouled by Murray Davidson, the ref awards a free kick.
Gwion Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Jacobs.
Header at goal by Paul Heffernan. Alan Mannus safely holds on.
Free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Murray Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Rabiu Ibrahim.
Shot by Stevie May. Craig Samson blocks the ball.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Easton.
Jeroen Tesselaar challenges Rory Fallon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Alan Mannus parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Tom Scobbie takes the free kick.
Foul by James Fowler on Murray Davidson, free kick awarded.
Rory Fallon manages to make a clearance.
Free kick crossed by Rory McKeown.
Gwion Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Rabiu Ibrahim.
Stevie May has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Kris Boyd handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
David MacKay delivers the ball.
Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Stevie May on Darren Barr, free kick awarded.
Stevie May takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
Corner taken by Rabiu Ibrahim from the right by-line.
Header by Stevie May misses to the right of the target.
Free kick crossed by Brian Easton.
Unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Kyle Jacobs results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Rory McKenzie.
Rabiu Ibrahim crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Chris Millar challenges Rabiu Ibrahim unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Millar: Saints seething over exit
St Johnstone midfielder Chris Millar admits the Perth men are burning with a sense of injustice following their Europa League exit - and are ready to take out their frustrations on Kilmarnock.
Tommy Wright's side will travel to Rugby Park for Sunday's Scottish Premiership fixture still hurting from their third qualifying round defeat to FC Minsk.
The Belarusians became the first foreign side to win a European tie in the Fair City after Milos Rnic struck 15 minutes from time to cancel out Steven MacLean's first-leg winner.
The Serbia international's strike sent the game into extra time but with no further goals, a penalty shoot-out was required.
But Saints kissed goodbye to hopes of landing a B#1.1million boost and place in the group stages when skipper Dave Mackay, Paddy Cregg and MacLean all missed from the spot.
However, Millar insists the wrong team went through to the play-off round.
He told Press Association Sport: "We're a better team than Minsk - there is no doubt in my mind. Over the two legs I thought we had done enough to get through but we never. We missed three penalties and that's it now. Football can be a cruel sport sometimes and it hurts.
"The boys are despondent right now but come Sunday we will be ready for Kilmarnock. The games are coming thick and fast and Sunday's match is important. There's no doubt, we'll be firing on all guns for that game. We want to continue on our good run."
St Johnstone will have virtually a full squad to chose from as they look to bounce back and are only missing long-term absentee David Robertson (broken leg).
Darren Barr admits Kilmarnock will be looking to exploit any post-European frailties St Johnstone may bring with them to Ayrshire.
Asked about the possible shape the Saints players may be in as they return to league duty, 28-year-old Barr, who became Allan Johnston's first signing for Killie in the summer after his contract at administration-hit Hearts came to an end, said: "It is hard to say. I know that they will be a bit sore and we want to take advantage of that.
"It was a shame that happened but at the end of the day, you want them to do well for Scottish football but we can only think of ourselves and we want to do our best if there is a bit of tiredness.
"But we will wait and see. You never know how it works out with teams.
"Sometimes it revives them, it gives them a lift but hopefully we can take advantage if there is a weakness there."
Barr believes the Killie strike duo of Kris Boyd and Paul Heffernan can give the Ayrshire side the edge over many sides this season.
Boyd, who started his senior career with the Rugby Park club, signed a one-year deal in the summer following a loan spell in the second part of last season after returning to Scotland from Portland Timbers.
The former Rangers and Middlesbrough striker showed his renowned eye for a goal when he scored in last week's 2-1 opening-day defeat by Aberdeen at Pittodrie, which further encouraged Barr.
The former Falkirk and Hearts defender said: "There are some really talented young players here and we have some goalscorers in our team and that is a massive difference.
"You can see with Kris Boyd and Paul Heffernan that we have goals there.
"Hopefully we can keep a clean sheet against St Johnstone, as a defender that's what we are especially keen to do.
"We were disappointed with last Saturday and we want to show that we can do better."
Skipper Manuel Pascali is back in the Kilmarnock squad for the clash. The Italian defender has been out since suffering a hamstring injury in February but played part of a reserve game in midweek, although he is not likely to feature against the McDiarmid Park men.
Boss Johnston is looking to bolster his squad, but is unlikely to have anyone in before the visit of the Perth side.
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