in #KillieStories February 28, 2018
Good things come in threes and Alan Power says he's loving life as part of Killie's midfield trio alongside Youssouf Mulumbu and Gary Dicker.
The Irishman returned to the starting line up for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hibernian and the 30-year-old is loving his football at Rugby Park.
Speaking about playing alongside his fellow countryman and former West Brom star Mulumbu, Power said: "It’s really enjoyable and really exciting.
"I’m getting older but I’m still excited by playing with them is brilliant. It keeps spurring you on and I hope they feel the same way.
"Youssouf is a strong boy and anybody who gets close to him seems to get rolled. He’s brilliant to play with and you know what he’ll bring: experience and a calmness which is great. We make our passes and let the high flyers do their thing."
Power has been a mainstay in the side since the 2-0 win over Partick Thistle in October and the former Lincoln City man is enjoying working under Steve Clarke's guidance.
He added: "I think we believe in the way we are set up. We know we can score goals, we know we can be a threat, we know we can battle anybody if they want to fight us.
"We always keep level headed and we won’t get ahead of ourselves. We’re quietly going underneath the radar and that’s where we want to be."
Power also took time to praise the contribution of Kris Boyd, the league's joint top scorer.
Saturday's goal v Hibernian was Boyd's 16th of the campaign and Power sees no reason why he can't end the campaign with the golden boot.
He said: "He got a bit of stick at the start of the season but when I watch him in training, some of his finishing is unbelievable. You just can’t teach people to do that."When you get Boydy in and around the box then you are guaranteed goals.
"We’ve got JJ pitching in and assisting goals too and Rory on the other side so it is all coming together nicely."He doesn’t need to respond to anyone in the crowd, he just answers with goals. That is what he’s been doing and the fact he’s the joint top scorer in the league is testament to him."