Kilmarnock: Kris Boyd warns against complacency after win

Kris Boyd (right) celebrates against Partick Thistle

Kris Boyd has warned his Kilmarnock team-mates not to think they have turned the corner just because they have won two of their last three games.

The Scotland striker struck the winner as lifted them above opponents Partick Thistle in the table.

"I don't think we have turned the corner yet," said Boyd.

"We are still down that end of the table. We need to get pushing on or we will find ourselves back down there, it's as simple as that."

Boyd is all too aware that it took his side 10 attempts to register their first league win and have only four victories in their pocket.

While they are 18 points clear of administration-hit Hearts, who appear certainties for automatic relegation, they are only four clear of Ross County in the play-off spot.

"We have put a few results together over the last few weeks," said Boyd. "But we've done that before and then found ourselves back down the bottom after a couple of poor ones.

"Yes, this was a step in the right direction, but we have another massive game on Saturday, when we know if we beat Hearts, we can pull ourselves further clear."

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston admitted he was happy just to claim a victory in a game in which his side were dominated for large spells.

"It was a massive game for us and you could see we were a bit edgy," he said. "It wasn't our best performance and Thistle played really well.

"It's actually nice to get the three points when we haven't played well because it's happened to us numerous times this season when the other side has struggled.

"Hopefully that is now us turning the corner and we can build on this result.

"Looking at the league table, it's really tight and it's massive what a couple of wins can do."

Chris Johnston jinked his way to a fine opening goal, while midfield colleague Craig Slater impressed again, but their manager thought goalkeeper Craig Samson and Boyd, were Killie's main stars.

"Everyone will be talking about young Chrissy Johnston getting himself another goal and Craig Slater and all our other young boys doing well again," said boss Johnston.

"But I thought it was the two old boys who stole the show - Kris Boyd and Craig Samson.

"Boydy was in the right place at the right time once again and that's why he has overtaken Larsson's record.

"As for Sammy, he was unbelievable with some fantastic saves. That's why he has been in the Scotland set-up."

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