in #KillieStories October 5, 2018
Steve Clarke says Killie are reaping the benefits of Greg Stewart's determination to get his career back on track as the forward prepares to return to Dundee.
The forward has started his Killie career with three goals in four games since joining on a season-long loan from Birmingham City.As Stewart prepares to face his old side at Dens Park, the Killie boss expressed his pleasure at the attacker's form.
He said: "Greg has been a little bit frustrated with his time down at Birmingham, he didn't quite get the opportunities that certainly his talents deserve but sometimes that happens in football.
"He came back up to Aberdeen last year and was involved a lot but didn't quite hit the heights he was hoping for.
"However, he's come in here very determined to get his career back on track and at the moment we are reaping the benefits of that."
While Killie secured a 3-1 triumph against Motherwell, Neil McCann's men defeated Hamilton 2-0 in Lanarkshire.
It's Killie's first trip to Tayside since a 0-0 draw at Dens Park in November 2017 but the Rugby Park boss isn't reading much into Dundee's place at the foot of the Premiership table.
"It was obviously big for them last weekend to get their first win of the season," he said.
"I'm sure they have had a decent week in training and feel better about themselves. They will approach the game positively.
"Neil has got a lot of talented players there and they play good football. It will be a difficult challenge for us.
"But it's still only their first win, so the pressure is still on them. They have to try to back it up, they have to try to win again.
"So there is still pressure there. They haven't won at home and we go there in reasonable form looking to continue a half-decent run, so it should be a decent game."