Another week, another big game for Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio. After two league defeats, Killie are next in action in the Betfred Cup, against Hamilton.
The Killie boss will be hoping that the result isn’t the same as the last meeting between the teams. Hamilton defeated Kilmarnock 2-0 only one week ago in the Premiership.
A similar result would put pressure on Alessio, following the early exit from Europe. Obviously all managers need to be given time. Alessio has only managed Kilmarnock for four competitive games.
Poor start must concern fans
However, it has to be a concern for the Killie fans that the only win came against Connah’s Quay Nomads. Of course, the Nomads returned the favour in the second leg of that tie.
Kilmarnock didn’t actually play that poor in the 2-1 loss to Rangers in the opening game of the season. They would have earned a valuable point if not for an injury time winner.
Hanging on for a point would have been a bonus
That would have got Alessio on track following the exit from Europe. However, it wasn’t to be the case, and Killie are still searching for their first domestic result of the season.
Perhaps Kilmarnock will get back on track once some more players are brought in. For now though, Alessio must work with what he has.
It is vitally important that he gets his first domestic win against Hamilton, otherwise he could face himself under even more pressure.