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Arbroath vs Kilmarnock – Match Preview

24th September 2021

Arbroath vs Kilmarnock – Match Preview

cinch Scottish Championship – Game 07 – Season 2021/2022

Friday 24th September 2021, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 7.45pm kick off

(Please arrive early)

Arbroath welcome Kilmarnock to Gayfield today for our 7th match of the new cinch Championship season.

We also give a warm welcome to the staff of BBC Scotland with the match being shown live on the BBC Scotland channel from 7.30pm.

Kilmarnock have went through a huge transition in playing staff since losing the Premiership play-off with only 6 first team players surviving and 18 new players arriving at Rugby Park.

Killie sit two points above Arbroath with 15 points with 5 wins and 1 defeat, which was at the hands to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, having scored 7 goals but only conceded 1 goal which was to Inverness.

With a wealth of experience players and a blend of young exciting players Kilmarnock are favourites for the Championship title so this could be Arbroath’s toughest test so far.

Arbroath have scored 14 goals so far and only conceded 4 so will be hoping to get an early goal.

This will be the first time in recent games that Manager Dick Campbell has been forced to change his starting 11.

Midfielder David Gold who has made the right back position his own recently misses out due to his red card last Saturday, whilst there is a doubt over Colin Hamilton at left back who was forced off at half time last weekend.

Both Jason Thomson and Chris Hamilton are natural right backs and will both be fighting for that position. With completion in every position this has to be a factor in why the players have all stepped up a level this season.

It will be another extremely tough match but we hope you can get right behind the team from the very start.

C’mon the Lichties

Kilmarnock (including summer arrivals)

Manager – Tommy Wright
Assistant Manager – Paul Stephenson
Goalkeeping Coach – Colin Doyle
Coach – Alan Maybury

1 – Zach Hemming (On loan from Middlesburgh)
12 – Sam Walker (Reading)
21 – Colin Doyle (Heart of Midlothian, loan made permanent)

2 – Lee Hodson (Gillingham FC)
3 – Brandon Haunstrup
5 – Euan Murray (Dunfermline Athletic)
6 – Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers)
7 – Rory McKenzie
14 – Jack Sanders (Wigan Athletic)
18 – Calum Waters
22 – Jason Naismith (Ross County)
24 – Dylan McGowan (Western Sydney Wanderers)

4 – Stephen McGinn (Hibernian)
8 – Blair Alston (Falkirk)
11 – Daniel Armstrong (Raith Rovers)
15 – Fraser Murray (Hibernian)
17 – Brad Lyons (Blackburn Rovers)
19 – Liam Polworth (Motherwell)
29 – Chris Burke
32 – Tomas Brindley

9 – Oli Shaw (Ross County)
10 – Scott Robinson (Livingston)
20 – Innes Cameron
23 – Rumarn Burrell (On loan from Middlesbrough)

Rugby Park Departures

25 – Kyle Connell – East Fife, loan
26 – Euan Deveney – Clyde, loan
31 – Jon Craig, Stenhousemuir, loan
28 – Ross Smith – Stranraer, loan
34 – Curtis Lyle – Stranraer, loan
46 – Justin Devenny – Broomhill, loan
64 – Harry Broun – Caledonian Braves, loan
Kirk McKnight – Dumbarton, loan

Kirk Broadfoot – Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Eamonn Brophy – St. Mirren, loan made permanent
Gary Dicker – Brighton & Hove Albion
Clevid Dikamona – AG Caen
Nicke Kabamba – Northampton Town
Greg Kiltie – St. Mirren
Kyle Lafferty – Anorthosis Famagusta
Aaron McGowan – Northampton Town
Ross Millen – Scunthorpe United
Youssouf Mulumbu – Saint Eloi Lupopo
George Oakley – Woking
Mitch Pinnock – Northampton Town
Alan Power – St. Mirren
Josh Rennie – Stranrae
Danny Rogers – Oldham Athletic
Craig Ross – Stranraer
Aaron Tshibola – Genclerbirligi
Danny Whitehall – Eastleigh)
Zech Medley – Arsenal- end of loan
Brandon Pierrick – Crystal Palace – end of loan
Zeno Rossi – AFC Bournemouth – end of loan
Diaguely Dabo
Ally Taylor

Arbroath vs Kilmarnock – Head to Head

You have to go back to season 1990 / 1991 for the last time the two sides met which was a 3-2 home win for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup.

Previous to that our last league meeting was season 1989 / 1990

Kilmarnock – Scottish Championship Results 2021/2022

Game 1 – Kilmarnock 2 – 0 Ayr United – Monday 2nd August 2021
Game 2 – Queen of the South 0 – 1 Kilmarnock – Saturday 7th August 2021
Game 3 – Hamilton Accies 0 – 2 Kilmarock – Saturday 21st August 2021
Game 4 – Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 28th August 2021
Game 5 – Kilmarnock 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 11th September 2021
Game 6 – Partick Thistle 0 – 2 Kilmarnock – Saturday 18th September 2021


David Gold is suspended for Arbroath.


Referee – Colin Steven
Assistant Referee 1 – Dougie Potter
Assistant Referee 2 – Chris Rae
Fourth Official – Duncan Williams

Tickets and Admission Prices

There are still tickets available for tonight’s match

Arbroath Supporters can buy their tickets here –

Kilmarnock Supporters can buy their tickets here –

Ticket prices are as follows;
£19: Adult (Over 18)
£12: Concessions (Over 65, Students, Juvenile, Disabled supporter which includes Carer)
£22: Parent and Child (U12)
£24: Parent and Two Children (U12)

This match is part of the Arbroath FC Season Ticket.

All tickets must be purchased online.

There will be NO cash turnstiles or pay on the gate.

Please check your junk / email folders if you don’t receive your email with your ticket straight away. If you encounter any problems please email

We would advise ALL supporters to arrive early for Friday’s night match. With over 2000+ supporters expected the kick off will not be delayed as the match is live on BBC Scotland.

Segregation is in place for this match.


Please either have your ticket printed out, or saved on to your phone with your contrast fully up for our scanners to read the code.

Arbroath Supporters will enter via Gate 1.

Kilmarnock Supporters will enter via Gates 2 and 3.

Main Stand

Seats in the Stands will be occupied on a first come, first seated basis.

Arbroath Supporters will occupy sections A and C of the main stand.

Kilmarnock will occupy Section G of the Main Stand and Kilmarnock fans should be advised that only a small number of stands seats will be available.

Section B is for Hospitality whilst sections D and E are for the Arbroath and Kilmarnock coaches and substitutes.

Section F is for club officials from both teams.

Section H is for Media.

Smoking is not permitted in the main stand of Gayfield Park


Arbroath supporters will be housed in the Pleasureland End of the Stadium up to the TV Gantry.

Kilmarnock supporters will be housed in the Harbour End of the Stadium and part of the East Terrace.

The BBC commentators and staff will occupy a small section of the harbour side of the East Terrace for their live match coverage.

Disabled Bays

There are disabled bays in front of Section A (for Arbroath supporters) and Section H (for Kilmarnock supporters) which are accessible by ramps parallel to these sections.


Each side of the ground has toilets and a refreshment booth, while there are pie stands in far corners of the East Terrace.

Supporters can park by Pleasureland, or on the Harbour end of Gayfield at Inchcape Park.

It should go without saying that No pyrotechnics are allowed inside of Gayfield.

How to watch all the action;

This match is live on BBC Scotland with Sportscene starting at 7.30pm ahead of the 7.45pm kick off.

If you live in Scotland you can watch the game on Freeview on Channel 9 (SD), or Channel 108 (HD) or live on the BBC iPlayer.

Alternatively you can watch on these platforms;

Channel 115 (HD) if you live in Scotland
Channel 194 (HD)
Rest of the UK 
Channel 844 (SD)

Channel 106 (HD) if you live in Scotland
Channel 108 (SD) Scotland, (HD) Rest of the UK
Channel 174 (SD) Rest of UK

Channel 108 (HD) Scotland,
Channel 162 (HD) Rest of the UK

Match Day Programme

Our matchday programme producers, JJ Sports Promotions Ltd have produced a physical programme for today’s game.

A match day programme will be on sale as supporters enter the ground for £2.50

Alternatively copies of this programme can be purchased for £2.50 each plus £2 postage and packing, by emailing: It will be full colour and packed with great content and photography, but hurry because there is a limited print run


Supporters can park by Pleasureland, or on the Harbour end of Gayfield at Inchcape Park.

We look forward to welcoming a large crowd to Gayfield for what is set to be a cracking cup tie!

Thank you and C’mon the Lichties

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