Big day today in terms of St Mirrens survival in the SPL. While our relegation rivals Dunfermline are away at Parkhead (to face Celtic), we have the opportunity to take our lead over Dunfermline from 8 to 11 points. Standing in our way are today’s visitors Kilmarnock.
Previously this season Killie have been tough competitors against us, we have lost 1-0 (at home) and gained a point at Rugby Park (1-1). Indeed on the basis of their performance in October, Kilmarnock remain one of the best sides I have seen this season. Certainly they looked better than the two Old Firm sides when they visited Love Street (pictured).
Burke and Van Zanten will be missing for ourselves today, Van Zanten is suspended for the first time at St Mirren, while Burke has an Achilles injury. I think that it will be 1-1, which will set us up nicely for the trip to Dunfermline next Saturday. That game is a biggie.