Weather was a struggle - Kenny Shiels

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels
Shiels thought fans were short-changed by a game played in bad weather

Manager Kenny Shiels was pleased to see Kilmarnock beat Aberdeen but questioned whether or not the game should have gone ahead in such bad weather.

On a wet and windy day, goals from Gary Harkins and James Dayton lifted Killie up to sixth place in the SPL.

"The wind and rain affected us, we had no fluency," said Shiels. "The game should maybe not have been played.

"If they want us to entertain, then I don't think we should play in these conditions."

Both sides struggled on a pitch that was cutting up badly and the home side profited from the some slack Aberdeen defending.

A mix-up between Dons defender Andrew Considine and goalkeeper Jason Brown in the fifth minute allowed Harkins to slide the ball in from close range.

And Dayton raced away from Considine to rifle home a shot midway through the second half.

"Aberdeen were like ourselves," added Shiels on BBC Radio Scotland. "They were below par and we squeezed some confidence out of them in the second half.

Interview - Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels

"It was important that we followed up our win over Rangers to give us some consolidation.

"But I don't think we played well. It was a poor game of football.

"Happiness for our supporters is having a product they can watch that is attractive. They pay a lot of money to come along, so they want entertainment.

"I saw Motherwell v Dundee United last Saturday and it was exactly the same. That game should never have been played."

Harkins was the star man in last weekend's 1-0 win over Rangers and once again the midfielder stood out, opening the scoring and laying on the pass for Dayton's goal.

"Dayton came on and gave us a spark," explained Shiels.

"But Gary Harkins was very good. People look at him and he's not the quickest but he's got a quick brain and we can play around that."

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