Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright says the Rugby Park club’s late goal in the Scottish Premiership play-off final first leg against Dundee puts them ‘right back in the tie.’

Jordan McGhee and Charlie Adam goals put the game on the night beyond Kilmarnock and Dundee could have scored more. But a late Brandon Haunstrup goal against the run of play means Kilmarnock have to overturn a 2-1 deficit at Rugby Park on Monday to secure their Premiership status.

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A crucial goal from Haunstrup. (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Wright said: “I’m pleased we’ve got ourselves back in the game. They were using the conditions better than us and were in control at 2-0. They will be disappointed that they have conceded but will still probably feel they are in the driving seat. But it’s a massive goal for us in the context of the two legs and puts us right back in the tie.

“Ultimately – particularly with the second goal – we’ve committed really bad errors. Gary shouldn’t get caught on the ball and the first goal we don’t track the run.

 

“We didn’t play as well as we’d have liked but I’m really pleased that we stuck at it and got that all-important goal to get us back in the tie. I’m just so pleased we got that goal back.

“It makes things a little bit easier. It’s still going to be difficult to turn things around and they are probably favourites. The quality has got to be better but the character is there. There are pundits out there who have hammered their character but I’ve never doubted it. I’m hoping that’s going to be a big turning point in the tie.”

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