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Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig.
Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.
The ball is delivered by James Dayton.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gwion Edwards. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mehdi Abeid on Sammy Clingan. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, clearance made by Murray Davidson.
Steven MacLean goes off and Gwion Edwards comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Millar by James Fowler. Direct free kick taken by Liam Craig.
Liam Craig produces a cross, Gregory Tade scores a headed goal from close range. St Johnstone 2-0 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Liam Craig.
Foul by Steven MacLean on Garry Hay, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Dayton, Liam Craig takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.
Mehdi Abeid takes the inswinging corner, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Mehdi Abeid, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.
Gregory Tade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barbour. Mehdi Abeid on for Nigel Hasselbaink. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Murray Davidson from just inside the area clears the bar.
Foul by Liam Craig on James Dayton, free kick awarded. Liam Craig is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. William Gros goes off and Kris Boyd comes on. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
William Gros takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.
Liam Craig produces a cross.
Gregory Tade is brought on as a substitute for Rowan Vine.
Corner taken short by Rowan Vine.
Nigel Hasselbaink handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Garry Hay takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Cillian Sheridan, Callum Davidson manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by James Dayton, clearance made by Callum Davidson.
Chris Millar fouled by James Fowler, the ref awards a free kick. Cillian Sheridan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jude Winchester. Garry Hay on for Jeroen Tesselaar. James Fowler goes into the referee's book. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Craig.
James Dayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson. James Dayton goes into the book. Alan Mannus takes the indirect free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Dayton, clearance made by Chris Millar.
Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the right by-line, Goal scored by Murray Davidson from close in low into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 1-0 Kilmarnock.Assist on the goal came from David McCracken.
Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, save made by Alan Mannus.
Corner taken by Liam Craig, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance. Rowan Vine decides to take a short corner.
Murray Davidson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. James Fowler takes the indirect free kick.
James Dayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.
Rowan Vine takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan O'Leary. Inswinging corner taken by Rowan Vine, William Gros fouled by Callum Davidson, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
David MacKay delivers the ball.
Unfair challenge on Ross Barbour by Rowan Vine results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Fowler.
Foul by Rowan Vine on Ross Barbour, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
The ball is crossed by David MacKay, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Barbour by Rowan Vine. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Liam Craig delivers the ball, save made by Cameron Bell.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, clearance by Ryan O'Leary.
Murray Davidson challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Barbour.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven MacLean. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Paul Heffernan challenges David McCracken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Anderson.
James Dayton takes a short corner.
Steven MacLean takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Rowan Vine from the left by-line, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.
Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Millar goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan, save by Alan Mannus.
Foul by Chris Millar on Ross Barbour, free kick awarded. Ryan O'Leary restarts play with the free kick.
David MacKay crosses the ball.
Shot by Ross Barbour from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Effort on goal by Liam Craig from just inside the area clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Liam Craig, Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.
Foul by Paul Heffernan on Steven Anderson, free kick awarded. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, Cameron Bell makes a save.
William Gros takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.
Ross Barbour crosses the ball, clearance made by David McCracken.
Rowan Vine takes a shot. Nigel Hasselbaink manages to make a clearance.
Steven MacLean is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Davidson backs Saints to bounce back
St Johnstone full-back Callum Davidson admits they have to learn to adapt to different challenges after being overpowered by Hearts in midweek - but he is confident they can bounce back against Kilmarnock.
A formidable Tynecastle strike pair of John Sutton and Michael Ngoo proved too much for Saints on Tuesday as Hearts secured a 2-0 win in Edinburgh and the Perth side missed the chance to move third in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Kilmarnock are likely to prove a different prospect with their passing style but the bumpy McDiarmid Park pitch might force them to change their tactics.
And Davidson knows they have to be prepared for any eventuality after manager Steve Lomas described them as "second best all over the pitch" on Tuesday.
"It really hasn`t happened too often this season," Davidson said.
"Hearts had a game plan which we couldn`t quite handle and we didn't really adapt well enough.
"I think the effort and commitment was there but the quality when we didn`t have the ball was probably lacking.
"It`s one of those things that you have to work on.
"You come across different teams all the time, different formations and different style of play, and you have got to adapt to them all."
Midfielder Patrick Cregg is suspended for the clash and defender Frazer Wright is a doubt with a knee injury.
The former Killie centre-back came off at half-time against Hearts in midweek with a tendinitis problem.
Meanwhile, Kilmarnock striker Paul Heffernan insists he is not worried by Kris Boyd's arrival at Rugby Park - and instead hopes he can strike up a lethal combination with the most prolific frontman in Clydesdale Bank Premier League history.
Boyd has signed a short-term deal that will keep him with Kenny Shiels' side until the end of the season after his release from MLS side Portland Timbers.
But so far, the former Scotland frontman - the SPL's record scorer with 164 strikes - and Heffernan have managed just six minutes of action together after the former's late substitute appearance in last weekend's 4-2 William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat to Hibernian.
However, ex-Rangers man Boyd did press home his case for a start in the meeting with St Johnstone by netting in a 4-1 defeat to the Perth men's Under-20s on Wednesday night.
Heffernan, though, knows he already faces stiff competition for his starting slot from the likes of Cillian Sheridan and instead of feeling threatened, hopes to link up with Boyd in a two-pronged attack.
The 31-year-old told Press Association Sport: "I don't think Kris' arrival puts any more pressure on me. Kris is a good player but so is Cillian Sheridan, while we've got Willie Gros and Rory McKenzie too.
"Boydy has come in and I'm sure he will want to play games - but just like all the strikers will want to do.
"It's good competition and I'm sure a lot of teams in the SPL would like to have that kind of competition for places.
"We've not been on the pitch much together so far but hopefully if we do get to link up we can get a few goals and start off on the right foot."
Shiels has a major selection headache ahead of the game with five players set to miss the trip to Perth.
Defenders Garry Hay and Rory McKeown, skipper Manuel Pascali and forwards Rory McKenzie and Borja Perez are all unavailable through injury but midfield anchorman Sammy Clingan has been passed fit.
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