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Killie v St Johnstone preview

Kilmarnock skipper Manuel Pascali misses the Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone as he completes his two-match suspension.

But striker Rory McKenzie could hand boss Allan Johnston a timely boost as he has recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered after scoring in last week's 2-1 victory at Motherwell.

Forward Greg Kiltie is definitely out with an ankle injury, while defender Darren Barr (hip) and midfielder Sammy Clingan (knee) are long-term absentees.

St Johnstone midfielder Gary McDonald misses the trip south to Rugby Park as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

But Saints boss Tommy Wright will be able to call on midfielder Lee Croft after he shook off a slight knock picked up in training.

Long-term absentees Tam Scobbie (ankle) and Murray Davidson (knee) are out for the season.

St Johnstone will be looking for a boost ahead of next weekend's Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.