Tommy Wright is taking the positives from the 1-1 draw between Kilmarnock and Dundee United as the Ayrshire side ended their eight-game losing streak.

Getting a result from the game was crucial for Killie as they try to drag themselves away from the Premiership relegation zone and Wright was pleased with the progress he has witnessed so far in his time as manager.

Hoping for a Kilmarnock lift. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Speaking after the final whistle on Saturday, he said: “It’s one point we didn’t have in the morning and it should give the players a lift in terms of performance because it was against a good side.

“The character that they showed as well when you look at it from the run that we are on when you go 1-0 down, they could have folded. But they didn’t and the character of how the side played pleased me as much as the quality.

“We did leave ourselves exposed to the counter-attack but with all due respect to Dundee United, that’s all they had. In the heat of the moment, we ended up leaving ourselves short at the back and even with the goal they scored we can do a lot better with that. “

Killie were perhaps unlucky not to take all three points from the match as they dominated for large spells of the second half and at one point thought they had taken the lead, only for referee David Munro to chop off Kyle Lafferty’s effort.

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Ruled out. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This was a decision that Wright was not happy with: “We are disappointed we did not get all three because their performance deserved all three and a poor decision contributes to us not getting all three because Kyle Lafferty’s goal is a perfectly good goal.

“The goalkeeper palmed it out and there is very little contact, if, any from Broadfoot but it’s a particularly good point considering the run we were on and I’m really encouraged with the game and the performance.”

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