Boss happy to start 'big' December at home

Boss happy to start 'big' December at home

in #KillieStories November 30, 2018

Steve Clarke is looking forward to the team's return to Rugby Park as we start a "big month" of matches against Hibernian.

We host Neil Lennon's side in the first of seven matches in 29 days and Clark is happy to be back in front of the Killie fans after our last outing on November 4 against Aberdeen.

 

He said: "It's always nice to have a home game. It's been a month since we played here at Rugby Park so that'll be good.

"It's a good Hibs team. I know they're not on their best run at the moment but they're always a dangerous team.

"They always play an open game and very attacking. We've had some great matches against Hibs but unfortunately in my time we haven't come out on top yet."

Stuart Findlay is due to miss out after being forced off against St Johnstone while Bright Enobakhare will also miss out with a muscle injury.

Saturday's game may come too early for Eamonn Brophy and Aaron Tshibola as they battle to return from injuries.

Clarke added:  "It's an important time of year, a big month. December was a good month for us last year and if we can replicate that then it would be great.

"The more players you have fit and available for selection the better and three games in a week is always tough but we think we have the squad to be able to manage it.

"The forwards have been good, Kris Boyd played the last two games and has done very well. Obviously earlier in the season Greg Stewart and Eamonn Brophy were doing well for us as a partnership and that was broken up firstly through Eamonn's injury and Greg's suspension.

"It's been a while since we had those two together again, I'm not sure it'll be this weekend but hopefully in the coming games we get a chance to see that one back in action."

The Killie boss also praised the attitude of Ross Millen as an example to all players in our squad.