Alex Dyer has given praise to Danny Rogers and Greg Kiltie in the aftermath of a 1-0 Kilmarnock defeat to Aberdeen.

Ross McCrorie’s first goal in red was all it took to sink Killie in the Granite City, a game played in front of fans for the first time in six months.

It wasn’t a positive result though for Dyer and his men, who now sit in 10th after matchday seven. They’ll be eager for victory in their next match at home to Hamilton this Saturday.

There were two good performances for Dyer to take positives from. Goalkeeper Rogers, facing his old club, made multiple saves to keep the scoring down and allowed Killie the opportunity to stay in the game.

Kiltie meanwhile was busy in attack but in the end wasn’t able to get that vital contribution that could have taken at least a point back to Ayrshire. Regardless, Dyer was pleased with these two players.

Kiltie was praised by the Kilmarnock boss. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

“We played well but when you go to sleep at key moments you get punished,” said Dyer (Killie TV). “I’m gutted for them, they created a lot of chances but you need to be clinical at both ends.

“Danny was good, he has been since he has come to the club. He came in as a number two but has made that position his own. So hat’s off to him.

“Kiltie was very good again. He carried on his good work from the Dundee United game, he’s in a good vein of form. He tends to be busy, try’s to get into those positions where he can create and score goals.

“You play him off the front, left or right, he does a job, He loves Killie so it’s good for supporters.”

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