TWO Stewarton residents are set to do battle once again as their sides go head-to-head in the Scottish Premiership this evening.

St Mirren gaffer Stephen Robinson moved to the town when he took over in the hotseat at the Paisley club, while Hearts boss Steven Naismith is a long-time resident, having grown up there.

The Buddies welcome their Edinburgh visitors to the SMISA Stadium on Wednesday night, with a fifth place finish and European football already secured for Robinson's side.

Hearts have already confirmed third place in the league, in what has been a successful first full campaign for rookie manager Naismith.

Robinson previously told the Press Association that he occasionally crosses paths with his Hearts counterpart on their walks around the town. 

He said: “I’m hoping to see Steven and pick his brains when I’m out walking the dog, as he lives in Stewarton as well.

“I’ve given him a wave in the car in the past when I’ve been trying to get the free electric [charge for his car] up at the Rose Reilly Sports Centre.

“I’m not sure he needs the free electric, and I do. I live up at the poor end of Stewarton. I think he’s at the rich end!”

Wednesday's game has a 7:45pm kick-off, whilst Kilmarnock take on Celtic on the same night.