Lee McCulloch wants Killie to build on point at Pittodrie

Lee McCulloch wants Killie to build on point at Pittodrie

in #KillieStories September 17, 2017

Lee McCulloch wants his Killie side to build on their point against Aberdeen in upcoming home games against Dundee and Ross County.

Jordan Jones’ goal cancelled out Stevie May’s opener to ensure Killie took a positive result from Pittodrie for the first time since 2012.

The Killie boss was pleased with how his side responded following the 2-0 loss to Motherwell, securing a share of the spoils against one of the league’s best teams.

"I think we thoroughly deserved the point. We started like a team short of confidence - which we were. We gave away a slack goal, and then Iain Wilson took a bad knock so we thought we'd change the shape," he said.

"I thought it worked. We caused Aberdeen problems at times. The boys gave us everything they had. They took a bit of stick last week for the way they finished the game, but I think they answered every question asked of them.

"We showed a bit of character and brought a good shape to the game and deserved our point. I hope it'll be the start of an upswing in our fortunes. We've a long way to go to be where I want us to be, but it'll not be for the want of trying.”

Aberdeen were unbeaten in 14 matches against Killie going into Saturday’s game.

In addition to praising the mental strength of his players, the Killie manager enjoyed the style of play his men displayed in the Granite City.

He added: "The Old Firm come up here and find it extremely difficult, so for our boys to come and play the way they did, passing the ball as they did, and the way we picked them off at times, was pleasing to see."