Team showed 'unbelievable character', says Jordan Jones

Team showed 'unbelievable character', says Jordan Jones

in #KillieStories February 25, 2018

Jordan Jones feels Killie displayed a never-say-die attitude during their 2-2 draw with Hibernian.

The Northern Ireland international was a constant thorn in the visitors' side, hitting the post before sparking the comeback with a wonder strike after 58 minutes.

Kris Boyd completed the recovery from the penalty spot from a move started by Jones when robbing Efe Ambrose of possession.

While Killie were disappointed to drop two points and miss out on extending our run of consecutive home wins to eight, Jones was pleased with the reaction to early goals from Florian Kamberi and Ryan Porteous.

He said: "It was a sloppy first 15 minutes but the lads have got unbelievable character and we showed it again.

"I hit a strike like that the last time we played against Hibs here and he (goalkeeper Ofir Marciano) kept it out so I was pleased this one went in."

Manager Steve Clarke felt his team were the better side throughout after a shaky opening period.

"At half-time I told them the best team was losing 2-0 and they should go out and do something about it in the second half and I thought they did," he said.

"I think we've shown since I've been at the club that the spirit is good. We can always react to adversity and we've done it before.

"I picked up some snippets from the experts on the TV saying that after half an hour we grew into the game, I disagree with that. If you take out the two incidents at the two goals which were two minute incidents but key incidents, we were always the better team: more aggression, first to the ball, better passing, creating better chances."