Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has expressed his relief after his team’s winless run came to an end. Killie had gone eight games without a win until Liam Miller’s late goal clinched a 1-0 win over St Mirren.

“We’ve had a tough run” Clarke told the BBC. “The boys have put in a lot of effort. I thought that was just reward for their efforts.”

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Despite the recent poor run of form Killie’s win moved them to within one point of Aberdeen in the battle for third place in the Scottish Premiership.

Killie deserve credit for pulling out a win in difficult conditions. The wind and rain made the game a lottery, and St Mirren were also desperate for the points, to get off the bottom of the league table.

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Clarke will be relieved that his team’s poor run is over, and they look well-placed to challenge Aberdeen for third place in the league table.

The Rugby Park side are next in action when they take on Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday. They will be hoping for a better result than their last visit there, a 5-0 Scottish Cup defeat.

If they play with the same fighting spirit they did at St Mirren Park, Killie are more than capable of getting at least a point against Rangers.


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