Alex Dyer says Kilmarnock are missing the influence of Gary Dicker as Killie hit a tough run of form.
The Rugby Park side currently sit ninth in the table, level on points with Hamilton who sit 11th. Dyer’s side have lost six of the last seven games, not scoring in any of the defeats.
Their latest was a 2-0 loss to Aberdeen on Sunday, Dundee United to come at Tannadice on Wednesday. Leader Dicker hasn’t featured since their last win on November 21 against Ross County and Killie miss him.
“Gary is a miss because he is a big part of us,” said Dyer after the Dons defeat. “You saw what he brings when he played earlier in the season. He is an organiser and a leader but we should have enough players with experience to get us through this moment.
“We struggled to create anything which was disappointing. We had a little spell before they scored right at the end. It is always a concern when you are not scoring goals.
“We are not scoring goals and we are not creating chances so that is a worry. But, we have to dig in and it is up to me to get them going again.”
A big run of games against teams around them await between now and January 16, Dyer aware it’s a vital period: “It’s a big run coming up, we need to pick up points in these games. If we don’t we are in trouble.
“If we do pick up results then we can turn our season around a little bit. A busy run is good if you are winning, but when you are not it’s not. They come thick and fast, so if you don’t have time to settle and have a chat with the lads and train then it’s not ideal.
“We just need to have some light training and go again, that’s all we can do. I am confident we can get a good run out of these games, I am sure that we will have enough. It’s going to be tough, we will need to work hard but I am confident we can go for it.”