Kilmarnock – Preview

Dundee’s face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Tuesday in the rearranged Ladbrokes Premiership match and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Kilmarnock v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Tuesday 13th February 2018

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Rugby Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1869

STADIUM: Rugby Park

CAPACITY: 17,889

PITCH SIZE: 100m x 64m

MANAGER: Steve Clarke

CHAIRMAN: Michael Johnston


MASCOTS: Nutz the Squirrel

CLUB COLOURS: Blue and White


HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1964/65

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1897/98, 1898/99

Scottish Cup winners: 1920, 1929, 1997

Scottish League Cup winners: 2011/12

Scottish Qualifying Cup winners: 1896/97

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup semi-finalists: 1966/67

RECORD WIN: 13-2 v Saltcoats Victoria, Scottish Qualifying Cup, 12/9/1896


Getting to the Ground

The full address of Rugby Park for Sat-Nav is Kilmarnock Football Club, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DP

By Car / Coach:

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.

By Rail:

Rugby Park is less than 1 mile from Kilmarnock train station. Travelling from Dundee, you need to get a train to Glasgow Queen Street, change and walk down to Glasgow Central and get train to Kilmarnock from there.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Nick Walsh




Head to Head v Kilmarnock

LEAGUE: Won 68, Drawn 52, Lost 64

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 4 

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Drawn 7, Lost 4

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 0

ANGLO-SCOTTISH CUP: Won 0, Drawn 2, Lost 0

TOTALS: Won 77, Drawn 63, Lost 72

Last Five Dundee v Kilmarnock Games

18/11/2017 | Home | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 5,873

23/9/2017 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 3,452 | El Bahktaoui

6/5/2017 | Away | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 4,040 | Haber

11/2/2017 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,708 | Holt

3/12/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 3,615

Last Meeting

Dundee played out a goalless draw at Dens Park against Kilmarnock last November as the third kit was worn for the first time. The game offered little to excite the fans and sprang to life only in the last 10 minutes during which captain Darren O’Dea was sent off. Despite that the Dark Blues held on to end a run of five defeats and earn their first clean sheet in the league this season.

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr, Hendry, O’Dea (c), Aurtenetxe, O’Hara, Kamara, Deacon (Meekings 84), McGowan (Leitch-Smith 66), El Bakhtaoui (Allan 76), HaberUnused subs: Ferrie (gk), Holt, Moussa, Wolters.

Booked: O’Dea (twice, for fouls on Brophy and McKenzie).

Sent off: O’Dea (two yellows).

Kilmarnock FC: MacDonald, O’Donnell, Greer, Broadfoot, Findlay, McKenzie, Power,Taylor, Burke (Erwin 63), Jones, Kris Boyd (c) (Brophy 63)

Unused subs: Bell (gk), Thomas, Scott Boyd, Frizzell, Hawkshaw.

Booked: Jones (foul on Kamara), Burke (foul on Kerr), Taylor (foul on El Balhtaoui).

Attendance: 5,873 (675 away fans).

Referee: Willie Collum. Assistants: David McGeachie, Frank Connor. Fourth official: Craig Charleston.

Kilmarnock’s Season So Far

Kilmarnock’s season started with a disastrous Betfred Cup defeat to League One Ayr United 1-0 at Somerset Park but recovered to beat Dumbarton, Annan and Clyde to finish second in their group and qualifying for the knock out stage as one of the best runners-up.

Losing to local rivals Ayr cost Killie a seeding for the second round draw and as a consequence ended up being paired with Celtic away from home and lost 5-0 at Celtic Park.

In the Premiership Killie’s league campaign started with four home games but lost back to back games against St Johnstone, Hearts and Celtic before picking up a point against Hamilton after throwing away a two goal lead.

After losing away at Motherwell after the international break, Killie picked up their second point of the campaign with an encouraging draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie and earned another point in Dundee’s visit in September.

However a 2-0 home defeat to Ross County saw manager Lee McCulloch relieved of his duties and replaced by former West Brom manager Steve Clarke.

This saw an immediate upturn in fortunes for Killie and with the new manager in the stand at Firhill, they won their first win against Partick Thistle. This was followed up by superb 1-1 draws away at both sides of the Old Firm in Clarke’s first game in charge which were enough to lift Killie off the bottom of the table.

However Clarke’s first home game was a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Hibernian but they bounced back in the next game in Edinburgh when they won 2-1 against Hearts in their last game before the international break at Murrayfield.

After the international break it was a 0-0 draw with Dundee at Dens but it was Killie’s home form that vastly improved under Steve Clarke. Having failed to win at Rugby Park before the former West Brom manager came in, Killie have now won four times including wins over both sides of the Old Firm which has helped propel them from bottom into the top six and in their last game defeated Highland League side Brora Rangers 4-0 at home in the Scottish Cup.

Top Scorers

KILMARNOCK: Boyd 14; Brophy 5; Jones 3

DUNDEE: Moussa 9; O’Hara, Leitch-Smith 6; El Bahktaoui, 5; Waddell 3

Ticketing Information

This match is pay at the gate and the prices are as follows:

Over 65 £15
Under 21 £15
Child Concession Under 16 £5

Dundee fans will be housed in the Chadwick Stand

The Turnstiles shall open around 1 hour before kick-off.

Wheelchair and ambulant/carer requests should be forwarded to the Kilmarnock FC Disabled Supporters Association on 01563 537522.

Should you require a further allocation of tickets or if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on

Matchday Programme

Kilmarnock’s 2017/18 match programme is a 48 page full colour edition. Priced £3 it will be available in the Kilmarnock club shop outside the main stand and in and around Rugby Park from 1.30pm.

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on late Tuesday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Wednesday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Monday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.