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Corner taken by Gary Teale, Sam Parkin produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Dougie Imrie takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Kelly.
Chris Johnston takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Rory McKenzie sends in a cross, clearance made by Paul Dummett.
Foul by Sam Parkin on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
Dougie Imrie fouled by James Fowler, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Danny Racchi for unsporting behaviour.
Corner taken right-footed by Dougie Imrie from the left by-line, clearance by Kyle Letheren.
Paul McGowan fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 3-1 St Mirren.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dummett, clearance by Kyle Letheren.
A cross is delivered by Chris Johnston, Lee Mair makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Danny Racchi from the right by-line.
Centre by Rory McKeown, David Barron gets a block in.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Parkin. Free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
Rory McKenzie comes on in place of Gary Harkins. Chris Johnston joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Dayton.
The official flags Danny Racchi offside. David Barron takes the indirect free kick.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Manuel Pascali gets a block in.
Centre by Dougie Imrie, Liam Kelly makes a clearance.
Gary Teale produces a cross, Kyle Letheren makes a save.
Paul McGowan produces a cross, Lewis Guy takes a shot. Sam Parkin takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Liam Kelly. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
Manuel Pascali challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Dougie Imrie, save by Kyle Letheren.
Dougie Imrie produces a cross, Cillian Sheridan manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
Dougie Imrie sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
Gary Harkins fouled by Lewis Guy, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Guy is booked. Gary Harkins restarts play with the free kick.
(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Sam Parkin coming on for David van Zanten. Kenny McLean goes off and David Barron comes on. Dougie Imrie is brought on as a substitute for Steven Thompson.
A cross is delivered by Paul Dummett, Kyle Letheren makes a clearance.
Jim Goodwin fouled by Gary Harkins, the ref awards a free kick. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.
Liam Kelly takes a shot. Lee Mair gets a block in.
James Fowler concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.
James Dayton grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 3-0 St Mirren.
Jim Goodwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael Nelson, save made by Craig Samson.
Danny Racchi delivers the ball, James Fowler finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 2-0 St Mirren.Danny Racchi provided the assist for the goal.
Gary Teale crosses the ball.
Danny Racchi takes a shot. Jim Goodwin gets a block in. Liam Kelly has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Gary Teale has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save made by Kyle Letheren.
The ball is sent over by Gary Harkins, save by Craig Samson.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Thompson. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dayton by Paul McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Gary Harkins.
Effort from the edge of the area by Gary Teale goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is crossed by Gary Teale, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
Unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Lee Mair results in a free kick. Lee Mair booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Gary Harkins. Liam Kelly takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.
James Dayton sends in a cross, Header by Gary Harkins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Paul Dummett, James Dayton makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Kenny McLean delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.
Centre by Danny Racchi.
The ball is sent over by Lewis Guy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Gary Harkins. Direct free kick taken by Rory McKeown.
A cross is delivered by Paul Dummett.
A cross is delivered by Gary Teale, Paul Dummett takes a shot. Michael Nelson gets a block in.
Paul Dummett takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan O'Leary. Gary Teale takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.
The ball is sent over by Kenny McLean, clearance made by Kyle Letheren.
David van Zanten gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. David van Zanten receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Racchi, save by Craig Samson.
Centre by Danny Racchi, Cillian Sheridan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Kilmarnock 1-0 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Danny Racchi.
Danny Racchi crosses the ball, clearance made by Jim Goodwin.
The ball is delivered by Danny Racchi, save by Craig Samson.
The ball is sent over by James Dayton, clearance made by Paul McGowan.
Gary Teale takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.
Centre by Paul Dummett, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Harkins. Danny Racchi takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Lee Mair. Booking for Marc McAusland. James Dayton restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Paul McGowan. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.
Lewis Guy takes a shot. Steven Thompson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar. Save by Kyle Letheren.
Shot by Jim Goodwin from outside the box goes high over the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the left by-line, clearance by Kyle Letheren.
Steven Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Kelly. Ryan O'Leary restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan O'Leary. James Dayton takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Michael Nelson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Gary Harkins takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Dayton played to the near post, Marc McAusland makes a clearance. Clearance made by Paul Dummett.
Kenny McLean crosses the ball, save by Kyle Letheren.
James Dayton fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. James Dayton takes the free kick.
Centre by James Dayton, save by Craig Samson.
Kenny McLean takes a shot.
Harkins demands more from himself
Kilmarnock midfielder Gary Harkins has given himself a target of improving his end product after being disappointed with his debut season at Rugby Park.
Harkins impressed many observers in an attacking midfield role after signing from Dundee and helped Killie win the Scottish Communities League Cup, but he was not quite so pleased with himself.
The 27-year-old hit two goals on the way to the Hampden triumph over Celtic, but only scored once in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Harkins netted a brilliant solo goal against Motherwell earlier this season from an advanced midfield role and Paul Heffernan's broken collarbone has put more responsibility on his shoulders.
But he appears to be his own harshest critic as he prepares to return to the starting line-up for tomorrow`s SPL visit of St Mirren.
"I put the pressure on myself," the former Blackburn trainee said. "I had a disappointing season last year for myself. I thought I had started this season a lot better and then daft head knocks slowed me down a bit.
"But I`m looking forward to getting back into it and hopefully scoring a few more goals.
"Personally I didn't score enough goals or create enough last year, and I'll hopefully do more this year.
"I did okay but as a player you always want to do a bit better and that's what I have set my sights on this year."
Harkins could replace Borja Perez in the side, with the Spaniard struggling with a groin strain. That could see him linking up with Cillian Sheridan, who is set to make his home debut.
Harkins said: "He (Sheridan) had a great season last year at St Johnstone. He has looked really sharp in training.
"It will be good to get playing with him and create a few goals for him and he can do the same for me if I`m lucky.
"He`s very quick and strong and he`s a good footballer, the sort of front man you want in your team.
"All strikers are confidence players and once they get one or two they fire goals in, and hopefully that will happen with Cillian."
St Mirren's Steven Thompson has moved to dampen down any excitement surrounding his side's encouraging start to the campaign.
The Buddies are in third place with nine points from six games and providing fixtures at the weekend go their way, victory over Kilmarnock could see them go top of the table.
The former Rangers, Cardiff and Burnley striker insists he is not being pessimistic about his club's prospects, but he has been in the game too long to read too much into early-season promise.
"It has been a positive start but you don't want to get carried away, it is only six games," he told Press Association Sport.
"I have seen it happen a million times when people are saying things are brilliant and blah blah blah.
"Also, I have seen teams have bad starts and people write them off.
"I would like to put the reins on a bit and say let's not get too excited. It is far too early in the season to make judgements.
"The start is nice but it doesn't mean anything really, it is about being consistent, not just for six games but for 38 games.
"Look at Dundee United last year, they had a poor start to the season and ended up finishing fourth.
"We have been open about our aims, we want to get into the top six and to get there we are going to have to be consistent.
"When you move into the last third of the season, that's when you want to hit peak form.
"It is going to be a very difficult game against Kilmarnock.
"They play expansive football and so do we, it's not two teams closing out the midfield.
"So generally, it is an attractive game of football."
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