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Kilmarnock v Hibernian preview

Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston has a strong squad at his disposal for the Scottish Premiership clash with Hibernian.

On loan forward Michael Gardyne returns after missing the game against parent club Dundee United last week.

Killie defender Sean Clohessy has recovered from an ankle injury and should start the Rugby Park encounter.

Long-term absentee Darren Barr (hip) is the only player missing while left-back Rory McKeown this week joined James Fowler on loan at Cowdenbeath.

Skipper Liam Craig returns from suspension as Hibernian make the trip to Ayrshire on Saturday.

However, fellow midfielders Scott Robertson (knee) and Owain Tudur Jones (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.

On-loan Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore is expected to overcome a knock and while Kevin Thomson has recovered from injury, the midfielder is short of match fitness.