Dunfermline v Kilmarnock preview

Dunfermline defender Paddy Boyle is rated 50-50 with a knee injury.

Joe Cardle (knee) is out, while his fellow midfielder Paul Burns

(knee) remains absent, but could return for next week’s match at

Hearts. The injury-hit Pars are also without Austin McCann, Nick

Phinn, Craig Easton, Jason Thomson, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Steven Bell

and Steven McDougall. Kilmarnock will be without midfielder Danny

Buijs (hamstring) and winger David Silva (quadricep) for the game.

Striker Paul Heffernan (groin) is likely to join them on the

sidelines while midfielder Dean Shiels is doubtful with a foot

injury. Midfielder Liam Kelly returns after recovering from a

virus. Dunfermline (from): Gallacher, Keddie, Dowie, Potter,

Graham, R Thomson, Kirk, Boyle, Willis, Buchanan, Barrowman, Smith,

Mason, Hardie, Young, Clarke, Byrne, Smith, Campbell. Kilmarnock

(from): Bell, Fowler, Pascali, Sissoko, McKeown, Kelly, Fisher,

Shiels, Hay, Davidson, Harkins Kennedy, Heffernan, Dayton,

Jaakkola, Kroca, Racchi, Pursehouse.