Darren McGregor among a host of Hibs returnees for Killie clash

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Darren McGregor will be fit for Hibs’ match against Kilmarnock tomorrow after sitting out last weekend’s 2-1 win over Celtic.

The 32-year-old centre-back felt a twinge in his hamstring in the days leading up to the match and was left out as a precautionary measure in order to avoid further aggravating it.

Darren McGregor

Darren McGregor

The issue has subsided this week and McGregor will be available to face Steve Clarke’s team at Easter Road as Hibs look to get the victory that would secure a top-four finish in the Scottish Premiership for the first time in eight years.

The defender will be joined in returning to the squad this weekend by midfield duo Scott Allan and Marvin Bartley. Celtic loanee Allan was unable to play against his parent club last Saturday, while Bartley missed out through suspension.

David Gray could also be back in the mix after more than three months out with an Achilles problem, while the captain’s fellow long-term injury victims Brandon Barker and Vykintas Slivka both made positive impacts after returning to the side as substitutes against Celtic.

The likely availability of all of those players means manager Neil Lennon will have selection issues aplenty to ponder ahead of naming his team to face Kilmarnock.