in #KillieStories September 28, 2018
Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke says it's too early in the season to read much into the league table, insisting his side must be wary of visitors Motherwell this weekend.
Killie sit in fifth place in the Premiership with 10 points from six matches while the Steelmen are in 10th spot with four points from six games.
Clarke was present as Saturday's visitors were involved in a thrilling 4-2 Betfred Cup loss to Hearts in midweek but says that nothing less than 100% focus will be required from his men.
He said: "I watched them on Wednesday against Hearts and I thought they were involved in a great advert for Scottish football."I was interested in Stephen Robinson’s comments before the game where he said that in some of the games they had played really good football but hadn’t got the results. They were quite direct on Wednesday night and they looked like a better team for it.
"I expect a good physical challenge and a really tough game."
Killie edged two 1-0 triumphs in meetings between the sides under Clarke last term and the Rugby Park boss was clear that it is far too early in the campaign to determine where the sides will end up in the campaign's closing stages.He added: "You shouldn’t really read too much into the league table certainly before the first quarter of games are played.
"You’ll have a better idea then where teams are going to find themselves positioned in the table and find out what kind of season they’re going to have.
"They’ve had some good performances and I watched their game against Rangers and they pushed them all the way.
"They got a good win against Dundee so they are capable of picking up points against anyone in the league. We have to be on our guard."