Using squad to its maximum is key, says Clarke

Using squad to its maximum is key, says Clarke

in #KillieStories December 2, 2018

Steve Clarke says he will need all of his Kilmarnock squad during a hectic December schedule.

Killie started a period of seven games in 29 days with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Hibernian thanks to a double from the returning Eamonn Brophy and one from Greg Stewart.

Having praised his team's defence for keeping a third consecutive clean sheet, the Killie boss was also asked about his side's forward players. 

"It’s always good when you get players back from injury" he said.

"We know Eamonn gives us a little bit more mobility up front than Kris (Boyd).

"Kris did a great job for us though and helped us pick up four points in big away games when he was in the team.

"At this stage of the season it’s all about using your squad to its maximum. You saw that today.

"Rory McKenzie came in today after a spell out, ran himself into the ground and then at the right time Chris Burke came on and added that bit of quality that helped us get the third goal."

Killie host Livingston on December 5 before travelling to the home of the champions Celtic on December 8.

Our remaining matches before the winter break include hosting Dundee on December 15, two trips to Lanarkshire against Hamilton (December 22) and Motherwell (Boxing Day) before returning to Rugby Park to take on St Mirren (December 29).