Kilmarnock won’t be beating themselves up over a 2-1 defeat to Hibs says manager Alex Dyer.

Greg Docherty put the away side at Rugby Park ahead. His fantastic curled effort after cutting in from the left landed in the top right-hand corner. Chris Burke leveled things with a diving header a couple of minutes later.

Burke levelled things. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Before the break though Hibs got their winning goal. Adam Jackson pounced on a loose ball in the Killie box to fire home a winner for Jack Ross’ side, leaving Killie four points off the top six.

After a run of three straight league wins, Dyer isn’t getting too down over this result. He was pleased with his side’s work ethic in the second half, although he wished that his side showed a bit more killer instinct in the penalty box.

“It was a difficult one, we worked hard second half,” said Dyer. “We came out and were better second half, we created enough chances. But it wasn’t to be today.

Dyer is taking the positives. (Photo by Ben Banks)

“It’s disappointing because we did well during the week and we wanted to take something from today’s game to keep the momentum going. We’ve been on a good run so we’ll go again.

“We are in a good place, it’s one defeat. We maybe didn’t gamble enough when the ball got put in the box but that’s ok. It’s not all doom and gloom.

“Sometimes you need that fox in the box but it wasn’t for us today. The boys really worked hard.”

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