Boss hopes for decent kick off time for Killie fans

Boss hopes for decent kick off time for Killie fans

in #KillieStories February 12, 2018

Steve Clarke hopes Kilmarnock supporters won't be subjected to a difficult kick off time should our Scottish Cup quarter-final with Aberdeen be selected for live TV coverage.

Sky Sports and BBC Scotland have live rights to the competition with three of the four ties set to be shown live over the weekend of March 3/4.

With the broadcasters in discussion over selections, the Killie boss says the desire is to ensure a large Killie support can travel to Pittodrie without being inconvenienced.

He said: "It will be a tough game.

"Probably not a lot of people outside Kilmarnock will expect us to go there and win.


"My one concern about the cup game is that we get a decent kick-off time, a kick-off time that allows our supporters to go in large numbers and give the team the backing they deserve.

"The Kilmarnock supporters have shown since I came here anyway that they are prepared to travel in numbers to support the team and I am sure the trip to Aberdeen will be no different.

"The two (league) games are in the past, I will be able to use those games hopefully to come up with a solution to beat Aberdeen but before then is four very important league games."

Killie are in league action against Dundee at Rugby Park on Tuesday night and the manager says complacency won't kick in after recording six home wins in a row. 

He said: "It is a chance to get further away from the bottom, that's the way I look at it, not at the top six.

"It is getting the distance between 12th and 11th, and getting as far away from them as possible as quickly as we can.

"You have to look behind. Dundee will be looking at the game as an opportunity to close the gap on us so we have to be on our guard and approach the games the way we have approached all the games recently, take the good form into those games and keep picking up points.

"This is a very important game for the club. Three points would be a massive boost to our chances of staying in the Premiership and that's what we have to focus on."