Killie boss says team want to feel the love from fans

Killie boss says team want to feel the love from fans

in #KillieStories October 30, 2017

Steve Clarke wants his team to feel the love from the Kilmarnock supporters as he prepares for his first home match as manager.

The new boss has started life with draws away to Rangers and Celtic and welcomes Hibernian to Rugby Park tomorrow night.

After being impressed with the size and noise generated by the Killie faithful on three trips to Glasgow this month, Clarke is looking for the crowd to transfer that energy at home.  


He said: "From the supporters’ point of view what they have to do is build on the last two away performances that they’ve had.

"We took a half decent crowd to Ibrox and a half decent crowd to Celtic Park and I think they enjoyed what they saw.

"If they can come here and bring that enthusiasm with them, hopefully bring another couple of hundred supporters and we can start to build the gates here and get right behind the team.

"That’s what the team needs at this moment in time. They need a little bit of love from their supporters, get behind them and give them good support and hopefully we can get that win that everybody wants.

"We want it and I’m sure the supporters want it too."

Killie are aiming to pick up their first home league win of the season when Neil Lennon's men come to town.

And the boss is aiming to ensure the club's form in Ayrshire picks up straight away.

He added: "For any club your home form is probably crucial to how you do over the course of a season.

"It’s something we have to address as quickly as possible and we’ve got a great chance tomorrow night against Hibs to get a home win on the board."