Killie boss won't take top six place for granted

Killie boss won't take top six place for granted

in #KillieStories March 11, 2018

Steve Clarke insists Killie still have work to do to secure a place in the Scottish Premiership's top six.

Saturday's 3-2 victory over Ross County coupled with defeats for Hearts and Motherwell respectively means Killie are eight points clear of seventh place with 12 left to play for. 

Asked if the win had virtually guaranteed a spot among the league's best for the final five matches, Clarke said: "You're never cemented.

"The results this weekend have gone for us a little bit so it's beginning to look like we might sneak into the top six. But we'll keep our feet on the ground and focus on the next game.

"We've still got hard games to play before the split. There are still points to play for so we'll respect all our opponents and we'll try and pick up as many points as we can."

The Kilmarnock boss also updated supporters on the fitness of winger Jordan Jones, who missed the County clash through injury, ahead of our cup replay with Aberdeen.

"He's got a chance," Clarke said. "An outside chance, but he's got a chance.

"He'll be in constantly getting treatment, the physio will be working overtime and we'll do what we can.

"But if we haven't got him, we showed (on Saturday) we've got people that can come in and play well for us.

"I thought young Greg Kiltie, who hasn't had much football this year, showed in patches what he's all about. We need to get him a little bit more consistent and a little bit more up to speed but it was nice to see."