in #KillieStories December 28, 2018
Jordan Jones wants Killie to end 2018 on a high when St Mirren visit Rugby Park in our final pre-winter break fixture.
The 24-year-old scored our Boxing Day winner against Motherwell to move Killie back into third place in the Ladbrokes Premiership table and he wants Steve Clarke's men to go into the interval flying with a victory.
He said: "After the Hamilton game we were a bit disappointed, we probably should have come away with three points but again they make it hard especially at their place and it was the same at Motherwell.
"We knew those would be two hard games and we’ve got four points from them and hopefully we can go again on Saturday and get three points at home and that’ll be a good little spell before the break."
Killie fans have travelled in large numbers to Lanarkshire over the festive period with 2,200 making their way to Hamilton before 1,860 arrived at Fir Park to see the team take their December points haul to 13 points from 18.
And the Northern Ireland international feels the Super Killie Away crowd has played a big part in the team's success.
"We’ve got a good connection with the fans, we’re trying to do a lot of community work to bring as many fans back" he said.
"You can’t complain about the away support – they have been unbelievable at every single stadium we’ve been to this year. We know it is pricey at this time of year but we really appreciate all the support we’ve been getting."It really does help. It felt more like a home game than an away game for us."
After being affected by transfer speculation last year, Jones believes he's learned lessons on how to deal with the scrutiny as the January transfer window approaches.
He added: "I had a bad December last year because of the speculation but I think I’ve done well this year and getting back into form. I’m just concentrating on my football and everything else will take care of itself."I think I’ve shown that I’m better for the experience and my performances have picked up this December whereas last year they totally slacked off because I was reading different things."