Alex Dyer saw his Kilmarnock side slip to a fifth successive defeat as Livingston nabbed the three points at the death in Ayrshire via a 2-1 scoreline.
Chris Burke had put Killie ahead before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Scott Robinson efforts won the game for Livi. Killie are really struggling to find goals at the minute from open play.
Speaking after the full-time whistle on Saturday, the Kilmarnock manager says he still believes he can stop the losing run: “We were in the game and we would have taken a point with the run that we have been on.
“But obviously they have scored with the last kick of the game and it’s a sucker punch for myself and the players. We have to work hard again and change it ourselves because no one is going to change it for us apart from what is in the changing room.
“I’m a simple guy who knows what I know. Having been around the block a little bit that’s not a problem. The boys are hurting because they want to change it and they want to change things. It’s obvious we need a little bit of luck and a little bit of help, but we have to stay together and go through the bad times.”
This Kilmarnock team still has many faces from the squad that finished third and fifth in the previous two seasons and the quality in the team means that they should be further from the bottom.
With the pressure mounting, Dyer still thinks he’s the right man for the job, but says he would respect the decision if he is asked to leave: “I said earlier the board here are a good board and if they turned around tomorrow and said it’s time to go, I’ll shake their hand and move on, it’s not a problem.
“There would be no animosity or hatred because they have always been good to me since I’ve came here. I know where I’m from and I know what I’ve got and I’m lucky enough to be at a good football club with good people.
The Ayrshire side now have a vitally important game against Motherwell on Wednesday and both managers will be looking to get a reaction from their players after poor runs.
Dyer is hoping that Wednesday’s game will be the turning point in Kilmarnock’s season: “All it takes is one game. If we had won (against Livingston) or got a point, we would have gone home and we would have been happy and more confident going into Wednesday’s game.”