Power vows Killie will learn from Aberdeen defeat

Power vows Killie will learn from Aberdeen defeat

in #KillieStories April 23, 2018

Alan Power says Kilmarnock will learn from Saturday's 2-0 loss to Aberdeen as we chase a strong end to the season.

Killie's winless run against the Dons was extended due to goals from Kenny McLean and Shay Logan.

With four games of the season, remaining it means another campaign has passed without recording a triumph against Derek McInnes' side.

Speaking after the match, Power said: "You could possibly say Aberdeen are a bogey team for us. There is something in that.

"Obviously every time we come up against them I always believe we can beat them and so do all the lads.

"But it hasn't happened this season and we'll need to rectify that next year.

"I suppose their run of form against us shows the respect they have for us. They always give us a good battle. We're a physical team too, so we can dig in if we need to.

"I thought, though, that we played into their hands a bit too much on Saturday. We should have got the ball down a bit more and played. We did that more in the second half and had a bit more success.

"We'll learn from this. It's our first defeat in a while so this is a test to see how we can bounce back."

Steve Clarke's side head to Easter Road this Saturday to take on high-flying Hibernian. 

And Power says the team will continue to fight.

He added: "We're looking to secure fifth first of all, as that would cap off a remarkable season in any case considering where we were, bottom of the league back in November. But if we can somehow put a challenge in for fourth then even better.

"While it's still mathematically possible we'll keep fighting for every point."