Killie boss pleased after gaining point at Ibrox

Killie boss pleased after gaining point at Ibrox

in #KillieStories October 31, 2018

Steve Clarke expressed his satisfaction as his Killie side became the first to halt Rangers at home in the league this term.

Greg Stewart struck with a fine shot to level the scores after Alfredo Morelos' ninth-minute opener had given the hosts the lead.

Stewart came close to winning the match in injury time only for Wes Foderingham to produce a good save while James Tavernier struck the crossbar for Steven Gerrard's outfit.

Reflecting on the game, the Killie boss said: 

“I thought it was a good game between two good teams and both goals could go down as a little bit fortunate.

“They scored with their first shot, which was a deflection and our first shot had a lucky little ricochet which fell to Greg in the box and he stuck it top corner. After that it was a good competitive game.

"I believe we're the first team in the league to come here and stop Rangers getting all three points, so we can be pleased with that," he said.

"But, we're also a little bit disappointed because we also had opportunities, especially in the second half when the game opened up a little bit. We could have scored because Greg Stewart got away at the start of injury time and with a little bit of luck we might have nicked another goal.

"With a little bit more care and attention, we might have had all three points." 

Goalscorer Stewart faces a Scottish FA disciplinary hearing on Thursday over an alleged case of violent conduct but Clarke had nothing but praise for his attacker.

"He’s been great for us since he came into the club.

"He’s a terrific footballer and I gave him the lone role tonight after Eamonn Brophy got injured in training. He put in a hell of a shift and he got his reward with the goal."