By David Buick and Ben Banks

Eamonn Brophy is hitting top gear at Rugby Park- and new Kilmarnock signing Nicke Kabamba has had a hand in getting him to that level.

The striker became the Rugby Park hero once more during the club’s 2-1 win over Rangers. His effort late on secured a big three points and keeps Killie well in the top six hunt.

Brophy is firing on all cylinders at Kilmarnock.

Brophy is firing on all cylinders at Kilmarnock. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It sets up an intriguing tie with Hibs tomorrow afternoon in league action. Brophy’s form will be one strength for Alex Dyer to lean on, with the Scotland international scoring four in four games.

He isn’t prepared to take full credit for his exploits though. Speaking after the game, Brophy has credited his new strike partner Kabamba for his part in the form upturn.

“I’m absolutely delighted and we can look forward to Sunday, another massive game,” said Brophy. “There’s no better feeling than scoring when your team wins, especially against the Old Firm.

Killie delight. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Against the Old Firm you need to defend a bit more. I was just hoping that chance fell for me and luckily it did. I thought we showed great character. We just focus on ourselves.

“The second half of the season the boys have been excellent and hopefully that’ll continue. I think Nicke has been brilliant. Last season I think I played my best football with Greg Stewart next to me.

“It’s good to get some help up there and take some of the pressure off me. A lot of credit has to go to him as well. He’s been a massive help.”

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