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Kil­marnock v Partick This­tle Charlee Adams will miss out for Kil­marnock after Dundee de­fender Kevin Gomis’s wild tackle last week left him re­quir­ing stitches to a gash on his shin.

But vet­eran striker Nathan Tyson could make his de­but against This­tle at Rugby Park to­day after sign­ing for Kil­marnock ear­lier this week.

Greg Kiltie (ham­string), Miles Ad­di­son (an­kle) and Cal­lum McFadzean (foot) re­main un­avail­able for the Ladbrokes Premier­ship clash, while Greg Tay­lor is sus­pended.

New sign­ing Thorsten Stuck­mann goes straight into the Partick This­tle squad .

The 35-year-old Ger­man goal­keeper, who left Don­caster in the sum­mer, has been signed un­til Jan­uary after To­mas Cerny’s re­cur­ring foot com­plaint flared up again last week.

Long-term ab­sen­tees Stu­art Ban­ni­gan (knee), Gary Fraser (knee) and Mustapha Dum­buya (Achilles) re­main out. Mother­well v Hamil­ton Acad Mother­well have a doubt over Joe Chalmers (groin) but Keith Lasley is fit after com­ing off against Ross County with a dead leg. Carl McHugh (con­cus­sion) and Ja­cob Blyth (Achilles) re­main out while Kieran Kennedy is still build­ing him­self back up to strength fol­low­ing ill­ness.

Hamil­ton are likely to be with­out cen­tre-back Dan Se­aborne for the La­nark­shire derby. Se­aborne pulled up with a mus­cle prob­lem against Hearts last week­end and was re­placed by teenager Shaun Want, but skip­per Michael Devlin will re­turn from a knee prob­lem at Fir Park. Back-up goal­keeper Gary Woods (an­kle) re­mains out along with long-term ab­sen­tees Je­sus Gar­cia Tena and Craig Wat­son (both knee). St John­stone v Hearts Mid­fielder Danny Swan­son is strug­gling with a strain for the hosts and de­fend­ers Keith Wat­son (thigh) and Tam Scob­bie (knee) are still on the side­lines.

Club cap­tain Dave Mackay an­nounced his re­tire­ment on Thurs­day be­cause of on­go­ing hip is­sues.

Hearts are again at full strength for the trip to Perth. Dundee v Aberdeen Kevin Gomis be­gins a two-match sus­pen­sion, but fel­low Dundee cen­tre­back Dar­ren O’Dea is op­ti­mistic over his chances of over­com­ing a foot in­jury to start.

Mid­fielder Nicky Low is look­ing to make his first ap­pear­ance of the sea­son fol­low­ing an an­kle in­jury, while James Vin­cent should be back after knee trou­ble. James McPake re­main on the side­lines with a long-term knee in­jury.

Graeme Shin­nie is ex­pected to face Dundee after re­turn­ing to train­ing on Fri­day fol­low­ing the foot in­jury that forced him off against In­ver­ness.

Mark Reynolds is back from sus­pen­sion while Cal­lum Mor­ris is in con­tention for a de­but after re­cov­er­ing from an Achilles knock.

Skip­per Ryan Jack (knee) is out while Peter Pawlett, Miles Storey and Scott Wright staked their claim for in­volve­ment at Dens Park by scor­ing for the un­der-20s in mid­week.

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