Kilmarnock v Dundee U preview

Kilmarnock welcome back Manuel Pascali and Darren Barr for their Scottish Premiership game against Dundee United at Rugby Park.

Skipper Pascali returns from suspension while fellow defender Barr has recovered from the injury that kept him out of last weekend's 2-1 victory over Ross County.

Defensive duo James Fowler (ankle) and Ismael Bouzid (knee) remain out while Killie midfielder David Silva is still struggling for full fitness.

United's visit gives Killie a quick chance to avenge their 5-2 Scottish Cup defeat at Tannadice two weeks ago.

In-form United should have defender Gavin Gunning back as Jackie McNamara's side look to stretch their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Gunning missed last weekend's 4-1 win over Hearts with a knee problem but hopes to reclaim his place at centre-back against Killie.

Striker Nadir Ciftci has completed his recent suspension and hopes to overcome a hamstring strain to lead the United attack, which has scored 17 goals in that run.