Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright says confidence isn’t a ‘problem’ for his team as they head into a nail-biting final day of the Scottish Premiership season.

A 3-3 draw – in which they were pegged back twice – with St Mirren means Kilmarnock need to win away at Hamilton and Ross County must lose against Motherwell if they are to avoid a relegation play-off. They would then play Dundee or Raith Rovers for a place in the Premiership next term.

Kilmarnock are going to the final day.

Kilmarnock are going to the final day. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But Wright has confidence in his group: “I have mixed emotions. We did more than enough to win the game, even with a late chance at 3-3. We created more chances but we were naive twice to lose goals after scoring. We should have won the game but as a team we played a part in the fact we didn’t.

“We were naive at the restarts from our goals. We fell asleep and that cost us. If you look at how we played and how many chances we created, we could have scored more. But we haven’t kept enough clean sheets and that’s as a team.

“However, we are creating chances and that’s a positive going into the final game. If we win and Ross County lose, then we stay up. If that doesn’t happen then I think we will go into the play-off with confidence. The word negativity is not something I’ve used since I came to the club, so that’s not a problem.

“Confidence hasn’t been a problem, it never has. The players are a good group, they have had a tough season, but since I came in the quality of football has deserved more points.”

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