Angelo Alessio has praised the Kilmarnock fans in the wake of a dramatic draw with Hibs.

Killie found themselves 2-0 down after Christian Doidge and Jason Naismith strikes. Alex Bruce got them back in the game before Dario Del Fabro netted with virtually the last kick of the ball.

Kilmarnock hit back late. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

It keeps Killie in fifth as Alessio continues to put his stamp on the Ayrshire side. Whilst he bemoans the first half performance, the Italian is delighted with a point and the away fans.

“Anything can happen in football, Alessio said. “After Hibs scored the second the team believed they could come back and draw the game. It was a bad first half for us, very bad.

“I said ‘I don’t recognised my team or  my players, what’s up?’ The first half was not good and at the beginning of the second half we started the second half the same way. Then we started to play.

Alessio has hailed the Kilmarnock fans. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

“We were lucky to score the goal but this is football. Before we scored we missed the chance with Rory McKenzie and another with Liam Millar then another with Chris Burke.

“Thanks goes to the fans for the support as it’s important to the team. It’s important to have our fans here and I think they believe like us. It’s a good relationship I have with the fans and I am happy.”

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