Manager hopes supporters enjoy hitting top spot

Manager hopes supporters enjoy hitting top spot

in #KillieStories December 6, 2018

Steve Clarke says Kilmarnock fans have every right to enjoy hitting top spot in the Premiership but says he and his players won't be getting carried away.

Greg Stewart's double in the 2-0 win over Livingston coupled with Rangers losing to Aberdeen and Celtic drawing with Motherwell saw Killie rise to first place in the league as we head into the second weekend in December.

Reflecting on another home win, the Killie boss said: "It’s nice for the supporters, they’ll enjoy tonight looking at the league table. For us, it is another three points.

"It probably wasn’t our best performance in the second half but three good points against a difficult opponent.

"I’ve got such an honest bunch of players that they are a little bit like me and the feeling I got in the dressing room was that they were a little bit disappointed with their second half performance tonight.

"They’ll look at the table and realise that if you work hard and you’re a good group of players then you’ll pick up points in this league and sometimes you get quite close to the summit. But like I said before nobody here is getting carried away with themselves.

"We’ve still got an awful lot of work to do here."

Summer loan signing Stewart hit his third goal in two matches and the attacker's second was particularly pleasing to Clarke.

He added: "At the first goal they will be disappointed that it came from a corner kick but it was a good delivery and good movement from Greg in the box.

"I liked the second goal, they tend to get a lot of bodies in the box from deep free kicks and we caught them on the counter attack, which is something we spoke about before the game.

“From our point of view, it’s a good goal to score against an opponent who put a lot of bodies forward into the box.”