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Match Preview: Kilmarnock (a)

24th August 2018

All the info you'll need to attending tomorrow's Ladbrokes Premiership match at Kilmarnock

Hearts continue their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign with a trip to Kilmarnock tomorrow.

The Jambos head to Rugby Park for a 3pm kick off, looking to continue the great start that has seen them go seven games unbeaten.

HeartsTV will broadcasting the match live outside of the UK & Ireland from 2.45pm, with live audio commentary available for UK & Ireland-based subscribers.


Ticket and stadium info

A strong travelling support is expected in Kilmarnock, after a total of over 7,000 Jambos have hit the road to support the men in maroon in the club’s last two away games.

Admission for this match is £22 for adults, £17 for O65s/U21s/Students and £5 for U16s.

A cash gate will be in operation at the stadium, while the Hearts Ticket Office will be open at Tynecastle until kick-off tomorrow for collections.

Hearts supporters will be seated in the Chadwick Stand and are welcome in the Sports Bar and Park Hotel before and after the game. Please note that children cannot enter the Sports Bar on a matchday.

Supporters buses should park in Burnside Street or Holmquarry Road.


Team news

Craig Levein has revealed that Aaron Hughes will miss out after suffering a calf strain against Dunfermline last week, which could see new loan signing Jimmy Dunne make his first appearance.

Arnaud Djoum made a return to action during the midweek Reserves game after six-months out injured. The manager hopes that after a couple more Reserves games under his belt, Arnaud will be ready to return to the first team.



The two sides squared off in the last game of season 2017/18 at Rugby Park in a game that saw an injury crisis sweep through the Hearts dressing room, resulting in several teenagers making their debuts. Lee Erwin’s early goal was enough to hand the home side all three points.

Killie gained the upper hand on two occasions last season, with Hearts winning once – at Rugby Park – and the Tynecastle encounter ending in a draw.


The opposition

Kilmarnock have picked up where they left off from last season, losing only one match from seven. That defeat came after topping their Betfred Cup group and facing Rangers at Rugby Park, with the Ibrox side winning 3-1 in the second-round match.

An opening day 2-0 Premiership win at home to St Johnstone was followed up with a 0-0 draw at Livingston, which sees Steve Clarke’s men occupy fourth-spot in the table.