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‘Killie have to dig in’ – Dyer demands changes

Sun 27 December 2020 | 13:11

Alex Dyer, Kilmarnock’s manager, is pushing his squad for form in order to turn the current situation around.

Kilmarnock

were handed their fifth consecutive by

Livingston

as Killie shot-stopper

Danny Rogers

failed to save

Scott Robinson

’s strike on Saturday.

Losing to Livingston made Kilmarnock suffer their eighth defeat out of nine Scottish Premiership matches.

Dyer said: “

We have to dig in, work hard and try to change things ourselves and nobody else is going to change it for us.

“We turn it around by keeping doing what we are doing and working hard.

“It’s about having the belief and the confidence that it will change.

“It’s the same bunch of players who have had good times and we need to find it again. With my help and the help of the staff they will find it

.”

Only a few seconds into the game, Livingston had the opportunity to take the lead with Jon Guthrie’s header which was impressively saved by Rogers. Chris Burke scored the opening for his side which was soon canceled out by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’s equalizer.

Both parties were struggling for a win in the bad weather condition before Livingston were gifted a late winner through Robinson, leaving

Alex Dyer

in desperate need of points as Killie are set to face Motherwell on Wednesday.

Dyer said: “

If we had won or got a point, we would have gone home happy and be a bit more confident going into Wednesday’s game. It wasn’t to be but we have to start again on Wednesday.

“I will give them a day off, let them have some time with their family and we will come in on Monday and train and prepare ourselves for the next game. And that’s all we can do

.”

David Martindale

’s Livingston, on the other hand, have secured their sixth in row victory since the start of his reign.

It was absolutely fantastic and the joy you get from a 92nd-minute winner is like nothing else,

” Martindale said.

You could see that by the reaction from our bench and the players – it was brilliant.

“What that showed was that we’re all in this together. When you get a winner in the dying seconds all the endorphins just come flying out and you celebrate it the way we did.”


source: SportMob