First Division

QoS v AYR (tomorrow)

Ayr United manager Campbell Money includes central defender Willie Kinniburgh in his side to face league leaders Queen of the South tomorrow after signing the central defender on loan from Motherwell until January.

Under new transfer regulations, Scottish League clubs are now allowed to sign up to two players during the period when the transfer window is closed. Money said: "I had tried to get Willie here during the summer but Motherwell did not want to allow him to come to us at the time. But I have kept my eye on him and as soon as I heard about the new regulations I was back onto Terry Butcher."

Queen’s will be without Derek Allan and the injured Sean O’Connor, but striker Derek Lyle will be in the squad.


Brechin are without keeper Derek Soutar, who is on duty with the Scotland Under-21s in Croatia. David Hay , who took over in the second half last week when Soutar was injured, continues.

St Johnstone defender Ian Maxwell will be captain for the first time but Saints will be without the suspended Paul Bernard and Mark Reilly who has an ankle injury. However manager Billy Stark is keeping his fingers crossed that John Robertson and Simon Donnelly will have recovered from flu.