Football - McGlynn: We owe Killie one

Manager John McGlynn hopes his Hearts side can claim revenge at Rugby Park on Boxing Day after suffering a 3-1 loss to Kilmarnock earlier in the season.

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Football - McGlynn: We owe Killie one

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John McGlynn is still hurting from defeat to Kilmarnock earlier in the season

Cillian Sheridan, signed by Killie boss Kenny Shiels in the summer after the Irishman left St Johnstone, struck a hat-trick at Tynecastle in September as the visitors triumphed.

Now McGlynn hopes his side, which beat Dundee United 2-1 on Sunday courtesy of a Ryan Stevenson double, can defeat Killie on their own patch on Wednesday.

"Kilmarnock, we're maybe due them one," McGlynn said. "They beat us here 3-1 and it was a sore day for us that day.

"They've gone along very nicely. Kenny's done very well in the signings he's made and bringing in players.

"We would anticipate a difficult game, but if we defend very well I think we'll be able to cause Kilmarnock problems as well."

Hearts moved into the top six with victory over United and could consolidate their position with a win in Ayrshire.

Midfielder Darren Barr could be the man tasked with stopping Sheridan.

McGlynn added: "He (Sheridan) is a top striker, it was a good bit of business for Kenny to get him.

"Darren Barr did an excellent job on Rudi Skacel. If he can do a similar job on Sheridan... but (Paul) Heffernan's a decent striker as well. They've got two good strikers there. I think Kenny's got a really, really good squad."

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