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Kilmarnock vs Arbroath – Match Preview

22nd April 2022



Kilmarnock vs Arbroath – Match Preview

cinch Scottish Championship – Game 35 – Season 2021/2022

Friday 22nd April 2022, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, 7.45pm kick off

Arbroath make the long trip down to Rugby Park today for simply the biggest game in our history.

With only 6 points remaining, tonight’s game could go a long way to deciding the 2021/2022 Scottish Championship Champions.

Kilmarnock sit 1 point better off, and are away to Raith Rovers next Friday, whilst the Lichties are at home to Greenock Morton.

If the clubs draw it goes to next week, if Arbroath win, it goes to next week, but if Kilmarnock win they will be crowned Champions.

This will be just our second visit to Rugby Park in 30 years and on our last visit we recorded our first ever win at Rugby Park, the Lichties won the return match at Gayfield, with the first game of the season at Gayfield, a match which was broadcast live on BBC Scotland in a goal-less draw.

Kilmarnock have only lost 3 times since Derek McInnes took over, suffering defeat at the hands of Inverness Caledonian Thistle last Friday, Ayr United and Arbroath.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Kilmarnock players who are full of Scottish Premiership experience will be up for the game in front of a sold out home crowd. There are many danger players but Kyle Lafferty and Oli Shaw lead the line and are full of goals.

Influential winger Rory McKenzie returns to the Kilmarnock squad, but striker Scott Robinson, defender Calum Waters and midfielder Dylan Tait are all expected to miss out.

Arbroath will be hoping for a full bill of health in their squad and look to keep the momentum and confidence going from last Saturday’s 5-1 win over Queen of the South. Jack Hamilton is in a rick vein of from and he will be looking to add more goals to his 10 goals in all competitions since returning to the club in January.

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 loans and new arrivals)

Manager – Derek McInnes
Assistant Manager – Tony Docherty
Goalkeeping Coach – Colin Doyle
First Team Coach – Paul Sheerin

Goalkeepers
1 – Zach Hemming (On loan from Middlesburgh)
12 – Sam Walker
21 – Colin Doyle
34 – Curtis Lyle

Defenders
2 – Lee Hodson
3 – Brandon Haunstrup
5 – Euan Murray
6 – Chris Stokes
7 – Rory McKenzie
14 – Jack Sanders
18 – Calum Waters
22 – Jason Naismith
24 – Dylan McGowan
26 – Euan Deveney
55 – Ash Taylor (Walsall)


Midfielders
4 – Stephen McGinn
8 – Blair Alston
11 – Daniel Armstrong
15 – Fraser Murray
16 – Declan Glass (On loan from Dundee Unite)
17 – Brad Lyons
19 – Liam Polworth
20 – Dean Campbell (On loan from Aberdeen)
29 – Chris Burke
30 – Daniel MacKay (On loan from Hibernian)
48 – Dylan Tait (On loan from Hibernian)


Strikers
9 – Oli Shaw
10 – Scott Robinson
23 – Rumarn Burrell (On loan from Middlesbrough)
28 – Kyle Lafferty (Anorthosis Famagusta)

Rugby Park Departures

Callum Hendry loan ended, returned to St Johnstone
Innes Cameron – Queen of the South, loan
Ross Smith – Stranraer, loan
Michael Mullen, Stranraer, loan
Kyle Connell – East Fife, loan
Steven Warnock, Forfar Athletic, loan
Tomas Brindles, Forfar Athletic, loan
Justin Devenny – Broomhill, loan

Kilmarnock vs Arbroath – Head to Head

Arbroath 1 – 0 Kilmarnock – Friday 4th February 2022
cinch Scottish Championship – Game 25 – Season 2021/2022
Goal – Jack Hamilton 56

Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 20th November 2021
cinch Scottish Championship – Game 16 – Season 2021/2022
Goal – Dowds 85

Arbroath 0 – 0 Kilmarnock – Friday 24th September 2021
cinch Scottish Championship – Game 7 – Season 2021/2022

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 Kilmarnock – 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
Game 7 – Arbroath 0 – 0 Kilmarnock – Friday 24th September 2021
Game 8 – Kilmarnock 1 – 3 Raith Rovers – Saturday 2nd October 2021
Game 9 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 2 Kilmarnock – Saturday 16th October 2021
Game 10 – Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Hamilton Accies – Saturday 23rd October 2021
Game 11 – Ayr United 0 – 1 Kilmarnock – Tuesday 26th October 2021
Game 12 – Kilmarnock 4 – 0 Queen of the South – Saturday 30th October 2021
Game 13 – Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Partick Thistle – Saturday 6th November 2021
Game 14 – Greenock Morton 0 – 2 Kilmarnock – Saturday 13th November 2021
Game 15 – Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 20th November 2021
Game 16 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 0 Kilmarnock – Friday 3rd December 2021
Game 17 – Raith Rovers 1 – 0 Kilmarnock – Saturday 11th December 2021
Game 18 – Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Played Saturday 12th February 2022
Game 19 – Hamilton Academical 2 – 3 Kilmarnock – Sunday 26th December
Game 20 – Kilmarnock 1 – 1 Greenock Morton – Wednesday 29th December
Game 21 – Kilmarnock 1 – 2 Ayr United – Played Saturday 12th February 2022
Game 22 – Queen of the South 0 – 2 Kilmarnock – 8th January 2022
Game 23 – Partick Thistle 1 – 1 Kilmarnock – Friday 14th January 2022
Game 24 – Kilmarnock 1 – 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 29th January 2022
Game 25 – Arbroath 1 – 0 Kilmarnock – Friday 4th February 2022
Game 26 – Kilmarnock 3 – 0 Raith Rovers – Saturday 19th February 2022
Game 27 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Kilmarnock – Saturday 26th February 2022
Game 28 – Kilmarnock 2 – 0 Hamilton Academical – Saturday 5th March 2022
Game 29 – Ayr United 1 – 3 Kilmarnock – Friday 11th March 2022
Game 30 – Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Queen of the South – Saturday 19th March 2022
Game 31 – Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Partick Thistle – Saturday 26th March 2022
Game 32 – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Kilmarnock – Friday 1st April 2022
Game 33 – Kilmarnock 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 9th April 2022
Game 34 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 – 1 Kilmarnock – Friday 15th April 2022

Suspensions;

Neither team has any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee – John Beaton
Assistant Referee 1 – David McGeachie
Assistant Referee 2 – John McCrossan
Fourth Official – Scott Lambie

Supporter Information

There are no tickets on sale at Rugby Park, with the remaining Arbroath tickets on sale in the Club Shop until they sell out or until 2pm today, which ever comes first.

Arbroath supporters are in the top tier of the Chadwick Stand

There are 3 turnstiles at the Chadwick stand – all gates open at 6.15pm

Kilmarnock are very strict and any intoxicated fans will be denied entry.

Please bring a face covering with you as Kilmarnock are encouraging fans to wear these in certain areas and will be announcing this.

All catering facilities will be in operation with additional outlets provided.

Supporters buses are to park in BURNSIDE STREET AND HOLMQUARRY ROAD

How to Watch

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;

Sky
Channel 115 (HD) if you live in Scotland
Channel 194 (HD)

Rest of the UK
Channel 844 (SD)

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

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

Rugby Park Directions (From kilmarnockfc.co.uk)

By Car

Use KA1 1UR as the postcode if you are travelling to Rugby Park, this will take you to Dundonald Place and the south entrance to Rugby Park.

Please note that there is restricted access on match days. There is also no access to Rugby Park by way of Rugby Road (KA1 2DP) on match days.

Car Parking

Hospitality and Events packages include Car Parking. There is no off-street parking in the immediate vicinity.

By Rail
Less than 1 mile from Kilmarnock train station.

We know there are several buses heading down from the town and we know that there will be a large support cheering on the team!

Thank you and C’mon the Lichties


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