Press comments from the Killie boss Derek McInnes shall be here...
Jan 14th 2022 on the Jags Post-Match: "On the overall performance, we're glad to come away with a point. When you're in a winning position with so little time left, it's disappointing not to take all three. It was a tough match and the surface wasn't the best, but I thought Thistle were better than us, not much better than us in the second half when we got against them a bit more and we didn't give up too many chances and you have to say it's a great finish from Docherty." - Match Recap -
Jan 12th 2022: The Jags & Killie have asked for crowd restrictions to be lifted immediately as they prepare for Friday's Scottish Championship fixture. "When we're so close to that date [when restrictions ease] and still being restricted to 500, of course it's a tinge of disappointment. If there is a way we can get some Kilmarnock fans in and have a bigger crowd in then it always helps the spectacle of the game and the atmosphere of course. It's two very well supported clubs".
Jan 8th 2022: On the QotS Post-Match: “I’ve enjoyed the few days I’ve had although I’ve only had two full days with the players. I’ve been really pleased with the response I’ve had and I thought the performance was terrific. I saw a lot of what we were looking for - twin striker play, movement and plenty of crosses into the box. We were just guilty of not putting the ball in the net which brought a sense of frustration in the first half. It was good to wake up this morning having that feeling of game day again. Three o’clock on a Saturday is still the best time of the week. It was good to see the boys and start with three points.We played cup football and that’s what we’ve got to do with 16 games left.”
On Killie going Top of the Championship with a win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on Friday: “You see how the league can change in terms of results and there are a few surprises every week. We just have to try to focus on ourselves. We can control what happens to us. It’s important the players recognise that and take responsibility. If we can take care of our business and be as good as we can be, we’ll be there or thereabouts.” - Match Recap -
Jan 6th in Speaking to the Press: “For a club like Kilmarnock, first thing is first. You have to show we are capable of getting out of this division and you don’t just get that by being a big club and having a good support and a bit of history. It’s important we acknowledge the challenge ahead of us and take full responsibility for that. I played against Kilmarnock when they were really thriving under Tommy Burns’ team and he really lit a fire here and got the supporters engaged. Steve Clarke did it more recently and we saw the capabilities of the team. First thing is first, while it is good to have a long-term plan, the short term is to win the game on Saturday and get a bit of confidence into the squad and go and try and get a bit of momentum between now and the end of the season.”
Jan 4th on Joining Killie: “People might be surprised but that doesn’t bother me. I feel as if I can help Kilmarnock. Put it this way, I don’t want to be in the Championship any more than they do and I feel, with a lot of hard work, we can achieve what we want to achieve together. I've had a really good break over these last few months but ultimately, I’m built to work.
So when this opportunity came up I realised straight away that I’m ready to go again. I feel better than ever in terms of the experience I’ve picked up. But I’ve also got bags of energy and enthusiasm and believe there is still so much for me to do. So I chose Killie because I want to get going again and this is a club with massive potential. When Steve Clarke was here Kilmarnock became an established top six club and the fans connected with the team just the way they did when Tommy Burns was manager here during my own playing days. So, yes, in a year from now I want us to be heading into the winter break involved in the fight for a place in the top six of the Premiership. But obviously there is work to do. That’s why they are where they are in the league right now. The first aim is to get this club promoted and back into the top flight as quickly as possible. That’s my intention. I know the backing from the fans can make this club special so for me it is a great opportunity".
Tommy Wright's June-Dec 2021 Comments are - HERE
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