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Kilmarnock v Aberdeen preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premier League clash between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen at Rugby Park.

Borja Perez is back in the Kilmarnock squad after recovering from an abductor muscle strain.

Longer-term casualties Paul Heffernan (collarbone), Jeroen Tesselaar (hamstring), Cammy Bell (wrist) and Garry Hay (knee) are still out of action.

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes is still struggling to overcome a knock but could return for the game.

Rob Milsom had a slight reaction to his knee problem in an Under-20 match in midweek but manager Craig Brown hopes to have the midfielder available.

Rory Fallon is out for a month following stomach surgery while Gary Naysmith (hamstring) remains out.

Kilmarnock (from): Letheren, Nelson, O'Leary, Fowler, Pascali, McKeown, Racchi, Dayton, Johnston, Kelly, Harkins, McKenzie, Sheridan, Winchester, Perez, Johnson, Jaakkola, Gros, Pursehouse, Boulding.

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, Foster, Considine, Anderson, Robertson, Jack, Hughes, Rae, Vernon, Hayes, Osbourne, Magennis, Fraser, Smith, Low, McGinn, Reynolds, Milsom, Brown.