Inverness v Killie preview

Ryan Esson looks set to keep hold of the Inverness number one

slot for the Scottish Premier League clash with Kilmarnock after

boss Terry Butcher hinted he will be his first-choice goalkeeper

for the remainder of the season.

Esson missed four months with a hip injury but replaced Antonio

Reguero for recent defeats to Kilmarnock and Celtic.

Butcher, whose side has a clean bill of health for Kilmarnock’s

visit to the Highlands, said: “Ryan has great experience and it was

my call to put him back in. But Antonio is pushing him all the

way.”

Rangers target Cammy Bell will sit out a second game in

succession for Kilmarnock as he recovers from a hip injury.

The goalkeeper, linked with a pre-contract switch to Ibrox, was

replaced for Saturday’s 2-0 win over Motherwell by understudy Kyle

Letheran and will once more watch on from the stands as his

team-mates take on Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium on Wednesday

night.

Cillian Sheridan and Rory McKeown have also been ruled out of

the match after they also missed the Motherwell encounter at Rugby

Park.