Kilmarnock v Rangers

Rugby Park

Wednesday, 7.45pm

Sky Sports 2


Kilmarnock boss Lee McCulloch faces an injury crisis after admitting he was only able to train with eight players ahead of Rangers' visit on Wednesday night.

The Rugby Park boss has a host of players nursing injuries and will give several late fitness tests before naming his team.

Lee Hendrie returns from suspension but skipper Steven Smith missed Saturday's draw with Inverness with a calf injury, while Greg Kiltie may not be risked again despite making his first appearance in six months against Caley Thistle. Dapo Kayode (hamstring) remains out.

Provisional squad: Woodman, Taylor, Hendrie, Ajer, Addison, Osborne, S Boyd, Wilson, Longstaff, McFadzean, M Smith, S Smith, Jones, Kiltie, Dicker, McKenzie, Frizzell, Hawkshaw, K Boyd, Sammon, Tyson, Umerah, Roberts, Cobain, Morrison, Webb, MacDonald.


Rangers skipper Lee Wallace will miss Wednesday's clash with Kilmarnock as he faces up to four weeks out with a stomach injury.

With centre-backs Clint Hill, Rob Kiernan (both calf) and Philippe Senderos (knee), full-back Lee Hodson (fever), midfielder Jon Toral (knee) and long-term casualties Jordan Rossiter (calf) and Niko Kranjcar (knee) also missing, boss Pedro Caixinha has taken the unusual step of naming his starting line-up a day early - with two youngsters set to make their first-team debuts.

Gers will start with Wes Foderingham in goal and a back four of James Tavernier, 20-year-old centre-back David Bates, Danny Wilson and teenage full-back Myles Beerman. Sitting in front will be Andy Halliday and Jason Holt, while striker Joe Garner will be supported by attackers Barrie McKay, Emerson Hyndman and Martyn Waghorn.

Provisional squad: Foderingham, Tavernier, Bates, Wilson, Beerman, Halliday, Hyndman, Holt, Waghorn, McKay, Garner, Miller, O'Halloran, Dodoo, Windass, Forrester, Alnwick.

St Johnstone v Hearts

McDiarmid Park

Wednesday, 7.45pm

St Johnstone

St Johnstone pair Richard Foster and Danny Swanson are suspended for the Ladbrokes Premiership encounter with Hearts after being sent off for clashing with each other at Hamilton.

Skipper Steven Anderson (hamstring) could make the game but is more likely to return against Inverness on Saturday while goalkeeper Zander Clark (hip) could return to the team after spending Saturday on the bench.

Striker Steven MacLean returns after his knee was rested on the artificial SuperSeal Stadium pitch. Keith Watson (knee), Ally Gilchrist (groin) and Chris Kane (knee) remain on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Mannus, Clark, Smith, Scobbie, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Easton, Alston, Paton, Millar, Wotherspoon, Davidson, Craig, Cummins, MacLean, Hurst, Jardine, Gordon, Thomson, Hunter, Comrie, Coulson.


Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum is unlikely to face St Johnstone after missing the defeat by Ladbrokes Premiership champions Celtic through a knock.

Defender Aaron Hughes faces another 10 days on the sidelines with a calf problem.

Long-term injury victims John Souttar (Achilles) and Callum Paterson (knee) are also out.

Provisional squad: Hamilton, Smith, Struna, Sowah, Rherras, Avlonitis, Nowak, Tziolis, Kitchen, Martin, Nicholson, Walker, Goncalves, Johnsen, Cowie, Oshaniwa, Beith, Currie, Choulay, Buaben, Noring.

Celtic v Partick Thistle

Celtic Park

Wednesday, 7.45pm


Strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths are ruled out of Celtic's Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Partick Thistle at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

Dembele is nursing a hamstring problem and Griffiths has a fractured bone in his back, injuries which caused both players to miss the 5-0 title-clinching victory over Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

Midfielder Tom Rogic continues to gain fitness after recovering from his ankle injury.

Provisional squad: Gordon, Lustig, Tierney, Gamboa, Izaguirre, Toure, Boyata, Sviatchenko, Simunovic, Forrest, Sinclair, Armstrong, Brown, Bitton, Roberts, McGregor, Mackay-Steven, Kouassi, Aitchison, Bailly.

Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle captain Abdul Osman will see a specialist to ascertain the extent of a shoulder complaint.

The midfielder sustained the injury in the 2-1 win over Ross County on Saturday and will miss the trip to Ladbrokes Premiership champions Celtic on Wednesday night.

Striker Kris Doolan has a niggle and Steven Lawless is ill, while long-term casualties Stuart Bannigan and Gary Fraser (both knee), Jason Banton (groin), Ryan Scully (shoulder) and Sean Welsh (foot), remain out.

Provisional squad: Cerny, Dumbuya, Booth, Keown, Devine, Lindsay, Elliott, Barton, Erskine, Amoo, Doolan, Azeez, Lawless, Edwards, Nesbit, McCarthy, Ridgers.

Motherwell v Hamilton Accies

Fir Park

Wednesday, 7.45pm


Top scorer Louis Moult is an injury concern for Motherwell ahead of Wednesday's crucial Lanarkshire derby clash with Hamilton.

The striker suffered an ankle knock during Saturday's draw with Rangers and is now a doubt for the Fir Park clash with Accies, who Well lead by just a point in the race to avoid the relegation play-off spot.

Richard Tait could return after groin surgery but Jacob Blyth has a "niggle" which may rule him out. Defender Stephen McManus (groin) remains on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Samson, Tait, Ferguson, Heneghan, Jules, Hammell, Chalmers, Lasley, Clay, Pearson, Cadden, Frear, McDonald, Moult, Bowman, Ainsworth, Lucas, Campbell, Hastie, Maguire, Blyth, Griffiths

Hamilton Accies

Grant Gillespie will miss Hamilton's Ladbrokes Premiership encounter with Lanarkshire rivals Motherwell at Fir Park on Wednesday night.

The Accies defender sustained an ankle ligament injury during the 1-0 home win over St Johnstone on Saturday.

New signing David Templeton is added to the squad after brushing up on his fitness, while Louis Longridge has trained for the first time since he broke his foot in February.

Provisional squad: Matthews, Sarris, Adams, McMann, Tena, Skondras, Seaborne, Devlin, Donati, Templeton, MacKinnon, Imrie, Redmond, Crawford, Kurtaj, Bingham, Brophy, Watson, Hughes, D'Acol, Tierney, Breslin, Docherty, Woods, Jamieson.