in #KillieStories December 23, 2017
Steve Clarke has called on his Kilmarnock players to keep taking advantage of their fine form after the 2-1 home win over Rangers.
A double from Kris Boyd extended Killie's unbeaten run in December to five matches and made it three home wins on the spin.
The men from Ayrshire fought back after Declan John's opener to ensure they have won four and drawn one of their five matches over the festive period.
Ahead of matches with Hamilton and Hibernian, the Killie boss spoke of his pleasure at his team's display.
"All I've said to the players is just about maximising the moment when things are going for you," he said.
"And at the moment things are going for us. You have to try and make that moment last as long as possible.
"It's a bit like Celtic with their 69 games - I'm not saying we're going to do 69 games but it's all about maximising that moment. When the ball seems to be bouncing for you, you have to get as many points as you can."
Clarke was satisfied with his team's first half performance but revealed his pride at their display after the break.
He said: "It was pleasing the way the players responded to being a little bit unfortunate to be one down at half time. I thought we were marginally the better team in the first half. It was a close game.
"I said to them at half time if you keep the same level of performance we should get something out of the game but the players actually found another level in the second half.
"I don't think there's anybody in the stadium who would say we didn't deserve to win."