Killie boss pleased with squad strength after Saints win

Killie boss pleased with squad strength after Saints win

in #KillieStories December 3, 2017

Steve Clarke praised the impact made by members of his Kilmarnock squad during the 2-1 win over St Johnstone.

Eamonn Brophy took advantage of his first start under the new Killie boss by grabbing the winning goal in Perth while Dominic Thomas helped set up Stuart Findlay's opening goal.

The Killie boss had made four changes to his starting side for the match at McDiarmid Park and Clarke was happy with what he saw from many of those who came into the team. 

Victory in Perth saw Brophy make only his second start for Killie and it was perhaps little surprise that he wasn't able to complete the full 90 minutes after a highly energetic performance.

Clarke said: "He's [Brophy] fine, he just picked up a little bit of cramp, he hasn't been involved that often this season.

"He's been good in and around training. I always had it in the back of my mind that he was due a start, similar to Dominic Thomas.

"I thought Eamonn did very well and grabbed his chance. Dom was good, he ran out of steam a little bit in the second half.

"But I think it's nice for the squad players that they can see we are looking at everybody, we are not just looking at the same 11.

"It's important for squad players to know that, when they're working hard and doing well in training, that the manager and the coaching staff are looking at them and we will give them a chance."