in #KillieStories July 12, 2018
Steve Clarke says his Kilmarnock team are as ready as they can be for our opening Betfred Cup clash against St Mirren.
Killie head into the match after weeks spent in Largs and La Manga as well as some time at Rugby Park building up to the match.
The manager says striker Kris Boyd won't start Friday's encounter while internationals Stephen O'Donnell, Greg Taylor and Iain Wilson will also be rested after being given additional time off to recover.
The manager discussed his determination to start the season on a positive note, changes he would like to the competition as well as summer arrivals Mikael Ndjoli and Stuart Findlay.
Watch the manager's pre-match media conference