Kilmarnock striker Danny Whitehall hasn’t featured that often for the Rugby Park club this season, however he was handed his first league start of the campaign against Motherwell in midweek and took his opportunity in style.
He scored Kilmarnock’s vital second goal from the penalty spot to seal a much-needed three points for Alex Dyer’s side in a 2-0 win. Whitehall then disclosed what the manager said to him before the game, as the 25-year-old prepared for his first league start.
“Try and enjoy it”
“He just said ‘go and try and enjoy it. Play your game, win us fouls, if you get a chance take it’ and thankfully I done that” Whitehall revealed.
The striker hopes that the win will provide a launchpad for the Rugby Park side going forward. Starting with a win over St Mirren this afternoon.
“It’s something to build on now. It’s three points we needed, I think we’ve got that off our back now. Hopefully we can kick on from here” he said.
Game goes ahead after pitch inspection
At one stage it seemed as if Kilmarnock would not be in action against St Mirren. However, the game passed a noon pitch inspection and goes ahead.
A win for Kilmarnock would move them ahead of St Mirren in the league table. It would also move them well away from the relegation zone.
You have to imagine that Whitehall will be in his manager’s plans after his goal against Motherwell. If he can keep his place in the team, and once more find the back of the net, then he could quickly become the first choice striker at the club.