Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright was delighted to see his side pick up three points against Partick Thistle at the weekend with a 2-0 win – and the Rugby Park boss insists if Oli Shaw’s strike had been scored in the Premier League everyone would be “raving about it.”
The striker got over the disappointment of missing a penalty by rattling home a wonder goal to add to Kevin Holt putting through his own net to take the points back to Ayrshire.
Wright admits Partick put his side under pressure but felt his side deserved the three points after responding to the early pressure from the Jags.
“We got the job done, they started the game well and put us under pressure with balls in the box, but we defended well,” Wright said after his side’s win.
“But I think we had the better chances in the first half, there was a few one-on-ones that we should have done better with.
“Second half we started extremely well, we missed a penalty but the goal was a bit lucky after coming off their player, but if you get into the right areas and make good runs then you can get that little bit of luck.
“I think we deserved to be ahead at that stage, and the second goal was a wonderful strike. I am so pleased for Oli [Shaw] getting his first goal. He was still bubbly after the penalty miss, he has been like that in all of his games he just keeps going.
“His movement is good, like all good strikers he just kept going.
“Him and Robbo [Scott Robinson] play really well together. It was a top-class goal, if you see that in the English Premier League they’d be raving about it because he’s under pressure and he fired it in the top corner.
“It says a lot about his quality, I brought him here to score goals and he’s doing everything right even outside of scoring so far. I have a target of how many clean sheets we need in my head, we can’t get out of this league without keeping them.
“If you look at teams who well in leagues they do it at both ends of the pitch.
“It’s pleasing doing it on the road, Partick created chances. The whole team defended well and we are looking difficult to beat as well as having quality up front to score.”
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