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Jack Smith takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Jack Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing John McGinn.
Conor Newton finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-3 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Kenny McLean.
Effort from deep inside the area by Mo Yaqub clears the bar.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Muirhead by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Fowler. Mo Yaqub replaces Paul McGowan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on Paul McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dummett.
Corner taken by Chris Johnston from the right by-line. Rory McKeown leaves the field to be replaced by Garry Hay.
The ball is swung over by David van Zanten, Sam Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Ashcroft. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Lee Ashcroft on Anton Brady. Paul McGowan scores a placed penalty. Kilmarnock 1-2 St Mirren.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Johnston, Sammy Clingan has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Greg Kilpie coming on for Borja Perez.
Robbie Muirhead is brought on as a substitute for Cillian Sheridan.
The ball is delivered by Paul Dummett, Lee Ashcroft makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Kenny McLean, Borja Perez makes a clearance.
Anton Brady joins the action as a substitute, replacing Esmael Goncalves.
The referee blows for offside against Kenny McLean. Free kick taken by James Fowler.
Conor Newton takes a shot. Mark O'Hara gets a block in. Corner taken by John McGinn, save made by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Lee Ashcroft. Free kick crossed left-footed by John McGinn from left channel, clearance made by Kris Boyd.
Esmael Goncalves is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Mark O'Hara.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Cillian Sheridan. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
Paul McGowan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Johnston from the right by-line, clearance by John McGinn.
Paul Dummett fouled by Borja Perez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Corner taken by Chris Johnston, Sam Parkin manages to make a clearance.
Chris Johnston fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
Kris Boyd grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren.Borja Perez provided the assist for the goal.
Lee Ashcroft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Esmael Goncalves. Paul McGowan takes the free kick.
John McGinn finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren.Assist by Conor Newton.
Borja Perez delivers the ball.
Corner taken by John McGinn played to the near post, Kenny McLean takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by John McGinn from the left by-line.
Jim Goodwin fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Mark O'Hara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Parkin. Sam Parkin restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Borja Perez.
Borja Perez concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dummett.
Kris Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Dummett. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by John McGinn.
Kilmarnock close to Murphy deal
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is confident of signing freed Carlisle defender Peter Murphy.
The 32-year-old is leaving Brunton Park after 12 years and Shiels is close to a deal.
The Kilmarnock manager, who is also aiming to sign goalkeeper Craig Samson from Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League opponents St Mirren, said: "We have Peter Murphy from Carlisle. I am confident we can cross the line with that one.
"He is an experienced left centre-back who has over 400 games for Carlisle behind him.
"He is a top player. He fits our needs and he has the quality as well."
If he completes his deal, Murphy will be able to help nurture 19-year-old centre-back Lee Ashcroft, who made his debut for Killie in last weekend's 3-2 win over Dundee.
The teenager followed that by signing a new three-year contract and then scored on his first start on Wednesday in the 3-1 defeat by Hibernian.
Ashcroft said: "First of all I was absolutely delighted at getting offered my new contract and to get my first start the other night was absolutely amazing.
"It was the best experience of my life. I was obviously a bit gutted about the result. When I got my goal to make it 1-1 I thought we had a chance to go on and win it.
"To lose the game so late was a bit disappointing but we will learn from the mistakes and hopefully improve on that."
Ashcroft, who is in his third season at Rugby Park, is encouraged by Shiels' attitude to promoting from the youth ranks.
"He has been at all the under-20s games this season and we had a great team," the defender said.
"We have done really well, unfortunately we lost in the semi-final of the cup, but we have an excellent team and the gaffer has given all of us a chance.
"When you step up to the first-team training there is more intensity.
"But you work hard and you enjoy it playing with experienced players. If you make a mistake they will tell you what you have done wrong.
"It's a great experience playing with people who have been in the game for a lot of years."
One of those players is former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, who has been passing on tips in training.
"It's brilliant because when I was younger I used to watch him on telly," Ashcroft said.
"It's a great experience. When you see his movement you know what you are going to come up against when you play a game.
"It's excellent because he helps you as well. If he makes a run he will tell you to watch what he's doing."
Kilmarnock have also announced that another 19-year-old, striker Ross Davidson, had followed Ashcroft in signing a three-year deal.
Killie are without right-back Ross Barbour against St Mirren.
Barbour suffered ankle ligament damage during the midweek defeat by Hibernian and will take up to eight weeks to recover.
Manuel Pascali, Rory McKeown and James Dayton remain on the sidelines ahead of the meeting at Rugby Park.
St Mirren have Kenny McLean and Paul McGowan back in the fold.
McLean returns from suspension while McGowan is available again after missing last weekend's draw against Aberdeen with a virus.
Striker Steven Thompson will not be risked as he is one booking away from a suspension.
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