This season it’s a case of the “Italian Job” for our hosts Kilmarnock. Following Steve Clarke’s appointment as Scotland’s National Team Manager, it was Italian Angelo Alessio, who was the chosen one to lead Killie in to a new era.
Last 5 Matches | LDWWL
Albeit their last match was away at current Champions Celtic, its been a mixed bag for Alessio in his opening tenure at Rugby Park. Similar to Ross County there have been wins, draws and losses however we currently sit 3 points ahead of Killie going in to this one.
Goals Scored | 5
Goals Conceded | 7
Top Scorer | Steven O’Donnell (2)
The striker has proven to be a real handful for defences in the Premiership. A key player in the Steve Clarke era, Brophy has the capability to draw goals out of very little supply and will be a very important park of the Kilmarnock strikeforce this weekend.
The tough-tackling midfielder has been with Killie since 2016 amassing over 110 appearances for the Rugby Park side. His ability to break up play, hold a strong physical stature and read the game have been a massive asset to his side and will give our midfielders a strong test this weekend.
Returning from injury, Burke could have a very important role to play for his team. A former Staggie, Burke is one of the most experienced players in the Ladbrokes Premiership and has incredible determination to be the best. His ability to drive the team forward could be key for Killie.
Our last meeting at Rugby Park ended in 3-2 defeat. After taking a 3-0 lead through, now Staggie, Lee Erwin, Kris Boyd and Eamonn Brophy, we made a very good come back in the final few minutes, but nobody could add to Billy McKay and Alex Schalk’s goals to take a point from the match.