Killie – Preview

Dundee travel to Ayshire to take on Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Kilmarnock v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 23rd September 2017

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Rugby Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1869

STADIUM: Rugby Park

CAPACITY: 17,889

PITCH SIZE: 100m x 64m

MANAGER: Lee McCulloch


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 Kilmarnarnock from there.

Head to Head v Kilmarnock

LEAGUE: Won 68, Drawn 50, 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 61, Lost 72

Last Five Dundee v Kilmarnock Games

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

10/9/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,111 | El Bahktaoui

11/5/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,335 | Loy

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues richly rewarded the noisy and passionate travelling support with a battling, deserved 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in Neil McCann’s second game in charge last May. Marcus Haber scored the winner early in the second half. But it was Scott Bain who secured the points with two magnificent saves late in the match to give the Dee their first clean sheet of 2017.

Kilmarnock FC: Woodman, Hendrie, Dicker, Ajer, Taylor, Wilson (Kiltie at half time),Smith, Longstaff, Jones (Roberts 76), Boyd, Sammon

Unused subs: MacDonald (gk), Graham, Hawkshaw, Osborne, Frizzell.

Booked: Taylor (foul on Kerr).

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr, Gomis, O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara, Hateley, Vincent, El Bakhtaoui (Wighton 76), McGowan (Ross 84), Haber (Ojamaa 90+1)

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Williams, Gadzhalov, Higgins.

Goal: Haber (55’)

Booked: Gomis (foul on Jones).

Attendance: 4,040 (1,501 Dees)

Referee: Craig Thomson. Assistants: David McGeachie, Andrew McWilliam. Fourth official: Scott Millar.

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 will be looking to build on that against Dundee. 

Top Scorers

KILMARNOCK: Boyd 4; Erwin, McKenzie, Thomas 2

DUNDEE: Moussa 6; El Bahktaoui 3; Hendry, Leitch-Smith 2

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now available for the match against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday 23rd September 2017, kick off 3pm.

Tickest can be purchased from the Ticket Office inside Dundee Direct and supporters are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

Prices as follows:

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

Dundee fans will be housed in the Chadwick Stand

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 Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

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

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.

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