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Rory McKeown manages to make a clearance.
Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Gary Harkins for handball.
Gary Teale crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Craig Samson takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Gary Teale.
Shot by Paul McGowan missed to the right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Harkins.
Centre by Gary Teale.
Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Unfair challenge on Kyle Jacobs by Steven Thompson results in a free kick.
Mark Stewart crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Jim Goodwin challenges Mark O'Hara unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by David Cornell.
Sean Clohessy produces a cross.
John McGinn comes on in place of Daniel Grainger.
Daniel Grainger crosses the ball.
Gary Teale restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Darren Barr.
The ball is sent over by Gary Teale.
Steven Thompson restarts play with the free kick.
Jeroen Tesselaar challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Thomas Reilly is brought on as a substitute for Kenny McLean.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Stewart.
Gary Harkins takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Craig Samson catches the ball.
Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Jeroen Tesselaar fouled by Gary Harkins, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Mark O'Hara.
Corner taken by Gary Teale.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Grainger.
Barry Nicholson goes off and Mark O'Hara comes on.
Daniel Grainger is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with James Fowler coming on for Rabiu Ibrahim.
Gary Harkins grabs a goal with a right foot finish. St Mirren 1-1 Kilmarnock.
Corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line.
Steven Thompson gets a header at goal. A parry by Craig Samson prevents the goal.
Mark Stewart replaces Paul Heffernan.
Free kick taken by Paul McGowan.
Jim Goodwin fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.
Barry Nicholson produces a cross.
Darren Barr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins.
Free kick taken by Rory McKeown.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Teale on Rory McKeown.
Paul McGowan has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Shot by Jackson Irvine cleared the crossbar.
Rory McKeown takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rabiu Ibrahim by Darren McGregor.
A cross is delivered by Daniel Grainger.
Kris Boyd scores a right footed goal. St Mirren 0-1 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Sean Clohessy.
Centre by Sean Clohessy.
Daniel Grainger sends in a cross.
Gary Harkins takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Gary Teale.
Kris Boyd is caught offside.
Barry Nicholson takes a shot. A parry by David Cornell prevents the goal.
Free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Foul by Gary Harkins on Darren Barr, free kick awarded.
Free kick crossed by Jim Goodwin.
Clearance by Steven Thompson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Nicholson.
Barry Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Teale sends in a cross.
The ball is swung over by Gary Harkins.
Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger by Paul Heffernan.
Free kick taken by Darren Barr.
Kenny McLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Nicholson.
Kyle Jacobs takes a shot.
Gary Teale takes the free kick.
Rory McKeown produces a cross.
Rabiu Ibrahim delivers the ball.
Darren Barr restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr by Steven Thompson.
Shot by Paul Heffernan.
Shot by Kenny McLean missed to the left of the target.
Gary Teale delivers the ball.
Conor Newton has an effort at goal.
Chance falls to Steven Thompson who heads at goal. Craig Samson catches the ball.
Darren McGregor takes the free kick.
Kyle Jacobs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan.
Jeroen Tesselaar fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick.
David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rabiu Ibrahim on Daniel Grainger.
The ball is sent over by Rory McKeown.
Thompson hoping to net against pal
St Mirren striker Steven Thompson remains on friendly terms with former Buddie Craig Samson but insists the old-pals act will count for nothing when the goalkeeper's new side travel to Paisley on Saturday.
Samson rejected the offer of a new contract with Saints in the summer to return to his hometown club Kilmarnock.
There's no hard feelings between Thompson and his old team-mate, however, and the pair have already spoken in the build up to this weekend's Scottish Premiership meeting.
But Thompson, who was in the same side as Samson last season when they led St Mirren to the Scottish Communities League Cup with a 3-2 win over Hearts at Hampden, insists their friendship will not stand in his way when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net.
The 34-year-old frontman said: "Killie obviously have Craig Samson in goal, so I will be hoping to put one past him.
"I spoke to him earlier in the week and we had a good chat. He's loving his time at Kilmarnock, he's a Killie boy so he's enjoying being back down there.
"He was a great friend and a great team-mate but unfortunately that doesn't count for anything when you are out on the pitch and I'll be looking to score against him."
St Mirren started the season with a 3-0 defeat to Inverness in the Highlands but were denied the opportunity for swift vengeance when their subsequent league fixture with Celtic was postponed while the Scottish champions flew to Dublin for a friendly with Liverpool.
A further blow arrived on Thursday when it was confirmed Newcastle's young striker Adam Campbell would not follow Conor Newton north on loan after he moved to Carlisle instead.
But Thompson, capped 16 times for Scotland, is confident the Paisley side can finally kick-start their season when they run out in front of their own fans for the first time this term.
"We are champing to get going again, especially after losing the first game up at Inverness," he said. "When you lose a game, you always want the next one to come around quickly so you can right what went wrong.
"But the postponement of the Celtic game has given us an extra week to prepare and we have managed to put quite a lot of work in on the training ground. Hopefully that will stand us in good stead.
"There wasn't an awful lot in the game against Inverness. We were disappointed with the penalty decision and then lost areally sloppy goal after. But a 3-0 defeat is pretty bad, so we need to put that right tomorrow in front of our own fans and get our season up and running."
Saturday's meeting with the Ayrshire men will see former Saint Allan Johnston return to his old club for the first time as a boss.
The former Queen of the South manager has struggled to add to the squad he inherited from Kenny Shiels in the summer but has landed Jackson Irvine on a six-month loan deal from Celtic this week.
Jackson Irvine is determined to hit the ground running at Kilmarnock and quickly prove he can handle life at the top level.
The 20-year-old has joined on loan from Celtic for six months with the aim of securing plenty of first-team football.
And the versatile Australian - who can play in defence or midfield - has told new boss Allan Johnston he is ready, willing and able to be pitched straight into the Scottish Premiership game against St Mirren.
Irvine said: "It's a great opportunity for me to get some first-team experience here and hopefully get a regular start in a first-team.
"Hopefully I can build on the experience and take it back with me and further my career. It will enable me to progress.
"You can learn a lot in youth games and things like that but once you get to a certain point, I think you need to test yourself physically against men every week.
"The thing I'm most looking forward to is pushing myself and seeing how far I can take it at this level.
"I'm 100 per cent ready for this weekend if called upon. To try to get into the team as quickly as possible is essential and also to get a good run of games.
"If I can step in straightaway and keep my position in the team, it would be great for me."
Irvine's loan spell at Rugby Park comes with the full backing of Hoops boss Neil Lennon.
Irvine temporarily signed off at Celtic in style with an appearance against Liverpool in last week's friendly in Dublin.
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