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Gary Glen takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Unfair challenge on Scott Boyd by Borja Perez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.
Steven Ross concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamadou Sissoko. Ryan O'Leary comes on in place of Ross Barbour. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
William Gros gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Boyd. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.
Sammy Clingan decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mihael Kovacevic on Borja Perez. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
Cillian Sheridan takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Gros. Direct free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Steffen Wohlfarth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamadou Sissoko. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Borja Perez coming on for Kris Boyd.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line played to the near post, William Gros makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Kris Boyd results in a free kick. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.
Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.
Gary Glen comes on in place of Paul Lawson. Steven Ross on for Martin Scott. Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the right by-line to the near post, Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.
Effort from close in by Sam Morrow strikes the post.
Grant Munro fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.
Cillian Sheridan challenges Scott Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Michael Fraser makes a save.
Effort from just outside the box by Rocco Quinn goes over the bar.
Richard Brittain takes a shot. Sammy Clingan gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lawson on Ross Barbour. Iain Vigurs leaves the field to be replaced by Steffen Wohlfarth. Cillian Sheridan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Martin Scott. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Sam Morrow takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by William Gros on Mihael Kovacevic. Paul Lawson shoots direct from the free kick, save by Cameron Bell.
Iain Vigurs produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Sammy Clingan fouled by Paul Lawson, the ref awards a free kick. James Fowler takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs, save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick taken by Cillian Sheridan.
Sam Morrow is caught offside. Cillian Sheridan comes on in place of James Dayton.
Paul Lawson takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Kris Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Boyd. Paul Lawson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Iain Vigurs.
Sammy Clingan concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Lawson. Paul Lawson takes the direct free kick.
Scott Boyd takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Lawson from the left by-line.
Booking for Mihael Kovacevic for dissent. James Dayton booked.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Boyd on Grant Munro. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.
Shot from just outside the box by Iain Vigurs misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, save made by Cameron Bell.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Richard Brittain takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell. Corner taken by Paul Lawson from the left by-line, James Dayton makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, save by Cameron Bell.
Shot by Richard Brittain from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Rory McKenzie is caught offside. Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.
Mihael Kovacevic has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain played to the near post, Ross Barbour manages to make a clearance.
Long distance shot from Evangelos Ikonomou misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Scott Boyd. James Fowler takes the free kick.
The official flags Iain Vigurs offside. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Grant Munro fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Mohamadou Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Morrow. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Iain Vigurs.
Unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Paul Lawson results in a free kick. James Dayton shoots direct from the free kick.
James Fowler finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Ross County 0-1 Kilmarnock.Assist on the goal came from Jeroen Tesselaar.
The official flags Rocco Quinn offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Brittain issues warning
Skipper Richard Brittain has warned against taking the foot off the gas now that Ross County are within touching distance of nailing a place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League top six.
The Highlanders have exceeded all expectations in their first season in the top-flight after winning the Irn-Bru First Division championship last term.
As well as securing their SPL status ahead of next season, County sit fourth in the table after an impressive run of results.
Now, as they prepare to host Kilmarnock, Brittain is keen to ensure they clinch a top six spot and avoid slipping down the placings ahead of the split.
He said: "We always knew we had quality in the squad. It was just getting one or two breaks along the way and we've had that.
"You look at where that has carried us but we've put in a lot of hard work since the end of last season.
"The work isn't done yet. There is still a lot of football to be played and a lot of things to play for.
"It's a fantastic achievement for the club to stay up in the SPL first and foremost. That was our aim at the start of the season and we've done that.
"Now it's just a case of seeing how far we can go. Being so close to the top six, the boys want to achieve that.
"If we can do it in our first season in the SPL it will be a fantastic achievement."
Kilmarnock head into the clash in Dingwall in eighth position and refusing to rule out a late push for the top six themselves.
Brittain added: "They need to win the game and we want to win the game. We try to win every game that we can. It should be an interesting match."
Ross County have proved to be particularly difficult to overcome at home.
But, having suffered defeat to Killie the last time the clubs met, Brittain is taking nothing for granted.
The midfielder said: "It's another hard game for us. They have shown this season that they are a very good side.
"The last time we played them, they beat us 3-0 convincingly down at their place.
"They've brought in some quality players in the January window.
"Kris Boyd is the all-time leading scorer in the SPL and his record speaks for itself.
"But we're confident, if we do the basics right and work hard, that we'll be fine."
County are without the injured Ivan Sproule and suspended Stuart Kettlewell but captain Richard Brittain returns after a ban.
Kris Boyd hopes he can catch the eye of Gordon Strachan and resurrect his Scotland career if he impresses for Kilmarnock between now and the end of the season.
The striker is back at his former club and aiming to reclaim the form that saw him become the SPL's record goalscorer while at Rangers.
He has not featured for the national team since a 2-1 win over Liechtenstein in September 2010.
But Boyd, 29, insists he still has plenty to offer once he rediscovers his form at domestic level.
He said: "I need to get back playing here at Kilmarnock and scoring goals. Gordon has said in the last couple of days that he wants to mix experience with youth.
"Hopefully I'm in that age group between 28 and 32 and I am experienced enough.
"I've tasted it, I've played with Scotland on numerous occasions and scored goals at that level. I know I can do it.
"It's a matter of getting myself fit again. You don't lose anything you've got ability-wise, it`s just working on the fitness.
"Between now and the end of the season, hopefully I can get the games and start scoring goals regularly again."
Boyd was signed by Strachan at Middlesbrough and has no doubts about the Scotland boss' ability to transform the fortunes of the national team.
The World Cup qualifying campaign was all but over when he replaced Craig Levein at the helm and defeats to Wales and Serbia have since sealed the Scots' fate.
Boyd added: "He's a great guy. He brings an enthusiasm that the whole Scottish game needs at this moment.
"This campaign is finished but he will have us in good shape going forward.
"It's down to the players. I include myself because I've been part of the Scotland set-up in the past and it's us who are going on to the pitch and not getting the results.
"You can only change managers so often. At the end of the day, it lies with the players."
Kilmarnock are without the suspended Paul Heffernan while Cillian Sheridan is doubtful.
Lack of options up front could see Boyd handed his first start.
He said: "If I play I will give it my all."
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