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St Mirren v Kilmarnock preview

St Mirren will be without midfielder Jim Goodwin for the Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The Buddies captain serves the first part of a two-match suspension after crossing the disciplinary threshold.

Defender David van Zanten is out as he prepares for a hernia operation, while winger Gary Teale is still receiving treatment for an ongoing bone problem and will also miss out.

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is looking for his team to avoid a sixth successive defeat.

Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston is close to having a full squad of players available for the trip to St Mirren Park.

Full-back Sean Clohessy could feature after recovering from an ankle injury which has sidelined him since the end of January.

Long-term absentee Darren Barr (hip) is the only player missing for Killie who drew 1-1 at St Mirren Park back in August before beating the Buddies 2-1 at Rugby Park in early January.