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Kilmarnock v Aberdeen preview

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston has a strong squad to choose from when high-flying Aberdeen visit on Sunday.

Midfielders James Fowler (knee) and David Silva (knock) have been missing along with defender Ismael Bouzid (knee).

But Johnston will hope striker Kris Boyd continues to shine after the 30-year-old netted his sixth goal in as many games with the last-minute winner in the 2-1 triumph over St Mirren on Thursday.

Kilmarnock go into the match in good form having taken 12 points from the last five league fixtures.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes will put defender Alan Tate straight into the squad for the clash with Kilmarnock.

Tate has moved to Pittodrie on loan from Swansea and is likely to make his Dons debut at Rugby Park on Sunday.

Reading's Michael Hector plays his last game before his loan deal expires and fellow defenders Andrew Considine (calf) and Clark Robertson (knee) remain out.

McInnes will assess several players who picked up knocks in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Dundee United, while striker Calvin Zola could return from a knee injury.