Killie boss calls for reaction against St Johnstone

Killie boss calls for reaction against St Johnstone

in #KillieStories December 1, 2017

Steve Clarke has called for a reaction from his Kilmarnock players after making them review their slow start against Aberdeen.

Killie were 2-0 down in the opening 10 minutes last weekend and the manager wanted his squad to learn from the experience and avoid any repeat in the future.

Speaking ahead of the trip to Perth, he said: "You get setbacks in football but it is how you react to them. We’ve worked hard during the week on the training pitch.

"I had a video meeting, which I don’t do very often to go through one or two things which hopefully we don’t do in the future.

"As we go on hopefully you won’t see anything like you saw in the first 10 minutes of the game on Sunday.

"In this instance there was enough from the first 10 minutes of the game to show the players something which might help in the future as we start matches."

While Saturday's game comes one week too early for Youssouf Mulumbu, the former West Brom midfielder is on course to play some part against Partick Thistle.

Greg Kiltie made his comeback for the Development Squad in midweek as he continues his comeback from a broken ankle.

The Rugby Park boss won't rush the promising attacker but is looking forward to Kiltie's eventual return to the main squad.

He added: "I’m looking forward to seeing Greg back to full fitness and available for selection. I’ve heard a lot of good things about him and obviously I’ve seen little clips of him in action over the period of time before I came to the club.

"I look forward to him becoming a valuable part of the squad.

"I’m not putting any pressure on him, he has to get fit in his own time and when he’s ready he will be a really good addition to the squad again."