Clarke wants aggressive Killie display against 'Well

Clarke wants aggressive Killie display against 'Well

in #KillieStories December 14, 2017

Steve Clarke wants his Kilmarnock players to be proactive rather than reactive when they take on Motherwell at Rugby Park.

Killie return to familiar territory after the 2-2 midweek draw with Ross County in Dingwall but with memories fresh of our first home win of the campaign against Partick Thistle.

The Killie boss is looking to build on last Saturday's triumph as well as the second half performance in the Highlands.

He said: "I thought we approached the game a bit casually on Tuesday night so we have to get back on the front foot. We have to be aggressive in the press, get the ball forward and look a threat like we did in the home game against Partick Thistle.

"If we can get that level of performance again then we look forward to a good game against a tough Motherwell team."

Gordon Greer and Stuart Findlay are rated as extremely doubtful after being forced off with injuries against County with Scott Boyd and Greg Taylor coming in.

Clarke was impressed with Boyd's first league appearance of the season while he was also pleased with Taylor's contribution at left back.

He added: "Scott did well, it shows the value of having a squad that is fit and ready to take their opportunity when it comes.

"I always say to the squad players who aren’t involved week in, week out that they have to be ready for their chance.
Scott came off the bench and did well as did Greg Taylor. The team improved in the second half so both of them did themselves a lot of good."