Ayr United will begin their 2021/22 cinch Championship season with an away trip to Rugby Park to face old foes Kilmarnock.

The match will take place on Saturday, July 31, with the championship season being moved forward.

This will be The Honest Men's first Ayrshire derby since 2017, when Andy Geggan sealed a 1-0 Scottish League Cup victory for Ayr.

It will be the first league meeting between the sides since the early 90s, with the Rugby Park side playing in the top flight since then, before being relegated to the championship last season after defeat in the Premiership play-offs.

David Hopkin's men are set to end their campaign on Friday, April 29 with a home match against Partick Thistle.

Ticket updates will be made in due course on the Ayr United website.