Steve Clarke: Killie head to Tynecastle in confident mood

Steve Clarke: Killie head to Tynecastle in confident mood

in #KillieStories February 26, 2018

Steve Clarke says Killie head to Tynecastle full of belief as we prepare to face a Hearts side who seem a different proposition back at home.

A late Adam Frizzell strike ensured Killie emerged from Murrayfield as 2-1 winners back in November with Craig Levein's men returning back to Gorgie after renovation work on their new Main Stand.

Results have picked up for the Jam Tarts but Killie have also been in fantastic form with only Aberdeen able to get the better of the Rugby Park men since then.

Asked whether Hearts are a different animal at Tynecastle, Clarke said: "Results would suggest that.

"They are very strong team, who don’t give much away. 

"They’ve had a good home record since going back to Tynecastle and it will be a tough game. They are a physical team with a sprinkling of good players and they’ll cause us problems but hopefully we have players who’ll cause them problems as well.

"We go there with no fear, we go there with confidence and we’ll work hard to get another three points on the board."

The Killie boss also brushed off complaints from Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon over Rugby Park's artificial surface, which Lennon called "dangerous" and "abysmal".

Clarke added: "That’s good when the opposition come and complain about your pitch because it means you’ve had a good result against them.

"It means that they are not happy to come here. I can handle that."

Gordon Greer has returned to training but is unlikely to feature on Tuesday while top scorer Kris Boyd is a doubt with a minor muscle injury.