Steve Clarke: Second half you saw the real Kilmarnock

Steve Clarke: Second half you saw the real Kilmarnock

in #KillieStories October 20, 2018

Steve Clarke believes Kilmarnock showed their true quality in the second half during the 2-1 win over St Mirren.

Killie came from behind for the fourth successive game thanks to goals from Alan Power and Aaron Tshibola after Adam Hammill had given Saints an early lead.

It's the first time in the club's history that Killie have managed to come from behind in four games on the bounce but the manager wants his team to avoid this trend in the future.

He said: "It’s a bad habit, it’s a habit we need to work on and get rid of but it was good character again.

"I thought St Mirren were really good first half, they got about us at the start of the game and disrupted our rhythm a little bit and stopped us doing what we are good at.

"We had a little chat at half time, put one or two things right and second half I thought you saw the true Kilmarnock team."

Alan Power started the comeback with his first goal for Killie, a wonderful rising strike which found the top corner.

"It was a good strike, Alan doesn’t get very many but fair play to him if there is a shooting session at the end of training he is always there hitting them" Clarke added.

"He normally hits them well and it was nice for Alan to get a little reward.

"The second one was good. When you’ve got good players then they make decisions on the pitch which sometimes work out. It was a clever quick corner and good ball to the back post and a good header from Aaron.

"I can’t tell but the boys in the dressing room say it was over the line and the linesman was quite clear that it was over the line."

Killie host Hamilton next Saturday before ending October with an away trip to Ibrox on Halloween and the Killie boss is focused on the task at hand.

"I said to the players that it’s difficult to win four games in a row in the Scottish Premiership and we’ve managed to do that.

"We’ll keep our feet on the ground, keep working hard with another difficult game next week against Hamilton.

"Nothing is easy. We’ll try and make it five wins in a row if we can without underestimating our opponents."