St Johnstone: Clark, Foster, Kerr, Shaughnessy, Tanser, Wright, Davidson, Wotherspoon, Craig, Kennedy, Watt.
Substitutes: Hurst, Kane, McMillan, Nydam, Scougall, Gordon, Callachan.
St Mirren: Samson, P McGinn, Baird, Jones, Hodson, Flynn, S McGinn, Willock, Hammill, Jackson, Mullen.
Substitutes: Lyness, MacPherson, Erhahon, McShane, Kirkpatrick, Edwards, Smith.
St Johnstone and St Mirren are separated by seven points and
three places before today’s encounter at McDiarmid Park.
However, such is the
tightness of the bottom half of the table, the Buddies could be just one place
behind their hosts by close of play today.
For St Mirren to do that, they would
have to claim just their second Premiership win of the season and their first
in any competition under new manager Oran Kearney.
He takes on a fellow Northern Irishman in the opposing
dugout – Tommy Wright, whose side narrowly beat Motherwell last week and could go above Aberdeen into seventh today.
It’s a first meeting of St Johnstone and St Mirren in
Killie will end today second if they avoid defeat at home to
Hamilton with Celtic, currently second and ahead of Steve Clarke’s side on goal
difference, not back in league action until midweek.
Victory would take the
Ayrshire side to within three points of leaders Hearts.
But Hamilton will have other ideas. They have picked up just
two wins so far in the Premiership this season and have lost their past four.
Accies’ recent record against Kilmarnock will not offer much encouragement to
the travelling fans – no wins for Martin Canning’s side in the past five
meetings. However, their last win over Killie was at Rugby Park in a 2017
Scottish Cup tie.
BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound will provide updates and results from today’s Scottish fixtures and coverage is already under way.
And on TV, BBC One Scotland’s Sportscene will round up the day’s results from 16:30.
Both programmes are available here above.
There’s a full card in
the Championship, including league leaders Ross County at home to Greenock
Morton, and it’s also a full house in Leagues One and Two.
In the Premiership, there’s just the two games: Kilmarnock v
Hamilton Academical and St Johnstone v St Mirren.
It’s a reduced Scottish fixture card today owing to Sunday’s League Cup semi-finals but there’s still plenty of points on offer in the
Scottish Professional Football League this afternoon.
Thirty-four senior clubs are in action at 15:00 and you can follow radio and text coverage here.
There may be some sunshine around but it’s likely to be a colder Saturday afternoon for Scottish football fans.
But whose hearts will be warmed by today’s results?