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Effort from the edge of the box by Michael Nelson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Gary Teale from the right by-line.
James Fowler receives a caution for dissent.
Steven Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly. Free kick taken by James Dayton.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Dayton played to the near post.
James Fowler fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Nelson. Gary Teale replaces Paul McGowan.
Corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Dean Shiels. Graham Carey takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Graham Carey, clearance by Michael Nelson.
(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Graham Carey coming on for Douglas Imrie.
James Dayton takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, clearance by David van Zanten.
Steven Thomson replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.
The ball is sent over by Nigel Hasselbaink.
James Dayton has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Nigel Hasselbaink gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Douglas Imrie, Gary Harkins makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Douglas Imrie, clearance made by Ryan O'Leary.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Paul McGowan. Booking for Paul McGowan for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from James Fowler from the free kick, save by Craig Samson.
Effort from the edge of the area by Michael Nelson goes wide of the right-hand post.
James Dayton takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Darren McGregor.
Effort on goal by Liam Kelly from just inside the area clears the bar.
Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon. Douglas Imrie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Nelson.
Dean Shiels takes a corner.
Paul McGowan challenges Dean Shiels unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Shiels takes the indirect free kick. Dean Shiels receives a caution. Lewis Toshney leaves the field to be replaced by James Dayton. Matthew Kennedy comes on in place of Danny Racchi. Dieter Van Tornhout leaves the field to be replaced by William Gros.
Dieter Van Tornhout takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
Darren McGregor handles the ball and concedes a . A save by Craig Samson from penalty by Dean Shiels. Kilmarnock 0-2 St Mirren.
Kenny McLean has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Foul by Liam Kelly on Lee Mair, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance.
Steven Thompson finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-2 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Jeroen Tesselaar.
Danny Racchi takes a shot. Paul McGowan gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line.
Jeroen Tesselaar is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Corner taken short by Dean Shiels.
Effort from the edge of the box by Steven Thompson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by Douglas Imrie, clearance by Danny Racchi.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie played to the near post, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Dieter Van Tornhout. Dieter Van Tornhout shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin. Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line, Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.
Paul McGowan fouled by Danny Racchi, the ref awards a free kick. David van Zanten takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Liam Kelly from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line, clearance by Steven Thompson.
The referee blows for offside against Douglas Imrie. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Paul McGowan.
Lewis Toshney fouled by Nigel Hasselbaink, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lewis Toshney.
Dieter Van Tornhout takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
The ball is delivered by Dieter Van Tornhout, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Shiels, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Danny Racchi results in a free kick. Douglas Imrie takes the indirect free kick. Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell. Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the left by-line, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
Nigel Hasselbaink produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Steven Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Gordon takes the indirect free kick.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Gary Harkins takes a shot. Corner taken by Dean Shiels, Danny Racchi takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Douglas Imrie, clearance by Gary Harkins.
Lewis Toshney concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink. Paul McGowan restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Shiels sends in a cross, Jim Goodwin manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Jeroen Tesselaar. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
A goal is scored by Paul McGowan from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren.
Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Gordon. Ben Gordon takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Gary Harkins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren McGregor.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels from the left by-line, Craig Samson makes a save.
Dean Shiels takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Dean Shiels results in a free kick. Lee Mair takes the free kick.
Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Harkins. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Jeroen Tesselaar challenges James Fowler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
Shiels feels `vindicated' by strong season
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels would savour self-vindication more than confounding critics should his team finish seventh in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Kilmarnock will clinch seventh in the SPL if they beat St Mirren at Rugby Park and Aberdeen lose.
Shiels had to rebuild his team following a host of key departures last summer and he is revelling in surpassing expectations after also winning the Scottish Communities League Cup.
On the prospect of finishing seventh, Shiels said: "It would be fantastic, beyond all expectations.
"I came upon the sack race by mistake. I was favourite and Terry Butcher was second favourite to be sacked first in the SPL.
"Eighteen journalists had us down for relegation. So it's a fantastic achievement to win a trophy, get into seventh and go out of the Scottish Cup in an unfortunate way (against Hibernian). I feel we have had a really good season."
When asked whether he thrives on proving critics wrong, Shiels said: "I do, not to prove people wrong, but to prove myself right more than prove people wrong.
"In my head I always believe what we can achieve and I keep talking to myself all the time about doing that, so it's great."
Shiels, who had no updates on contract talks between himself and chairman Michael Johnston, added: "I think we have had a good profile this season and people have respected us.
"I'm really delighted with how we have produced a flair in our play that has kept the fans happy at times."
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is looking for one last push from his players this season.
The Buddies boss is drumming into his squad the importance of victories in their last three games before they go on their summer holidays.
After Sunday's 1-0 home win over Hibernian, Lennon is looking for the victory at Rugby Park that will take them to within a point of seventh-placed Kilmarnock.
After that is a home game against Inverness before the Saints finish the campaign against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
"The players have 10 days or so to push themselves before they get the relaxation they deserve," Lennon told Press Association Sport.
"I don't want them to have any regrets at the end of the season, thinking that maybe we could have climbed one place higher up the table.
"We have aspirations of finishing as high up the table as we can, in seventh place.
"We need to get a result against Kilmarnock to do that and we are prepared to do that and after beating Hibs, we want back-to-back wins.
"There is so much for the players to play for, not least win bonuses.
"So the players can't switch off, there is a big incentive to finish as high up the league as we can."
Lennon believes there has been improvement at the club this season but wants it reflected in the league position.
The former Cowdenbeath boss said: "This season has seen a great deal of progress at this club and we want the table to show that progress.
"For one thing, we have turned a lot of narrow defeats from last season into draws this season and we are always setting targets.
"But we are under no illusions, Rugby Park is a very difficult place to go to.
"I watched Kilmarnock (against Inverness) on Saturday and their philosophy is the same, they want to get the ball down and try to play.
"But I was pleased with our performance against Hibs on Sunday, we kept the back door shut and clean sheets are important."
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