The 23-year-old right-back, who left Sheffield United in the summer, signed a two-year deal as a free agent at Rugby Park this week.
It is a welcome boost for the home side who have been embroiled in an unseemly row over bonus payments during the international break.
St Mirren captain Steven Thompson will miss the match after boss Tommy Craig admitted he could not put a timescale on the striker’s return.
Thompson has featured just twice this season after aggravating a groin injury and the Buddies’ medical team are now assessing the former Scotland international on a week-to-week basis.
However, fellow frontman James Marwood could make a return from a knee injury ahead of the Rugby Park clash.