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Clark reveals secret to Kilmarnock success against Falkirk

By May 22, 2016No Comments

Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark revealed the secret to their play-off success then vowed to take the club forward after their Premiership status following an emphatic victory over Falkirk in the play-off final.

Greg Kiltie scored a double, while Miles Addison and Kris Boyd were also on the scoresheet as Killie proved their superiority over the Bairns.

But their preparations were slightly different from normal.

“We went along the beach at Troon towards the golf club yesterday and had some bacon and egg rolls so we didn’t train,” he said.

“We walked through some set plays and got on the minibuses went to Troon and thankfully the weather was nice.

“I don’t know what it is, I’ve came to Scotland and got a sun tan. It’s brilliant I don’t need to go on holiday.

“I’m proud of the players for delivering a performance like that under pressure. We have been the better team in both games. It was a tough pill to swallow on Thursday evening.

“We needed a big start but I didn’t expect two goals quickly like that but we needed to be on the front foot and try to smother what Falkirk were going to try to do us.

“I’ve said to them after the game to go and celebrate tonight, celebrate what you’ve done but it’s a warning signal to everyone connected with the club.

“The club has been loitering around this position for too long if you keep doing that eventually you get found out and the worst case scenario happens. That has to be addressed and we have to move forward.”

Falkirk boss Peter Houston admitted his disappointment after the Bairns brought a huge travelling support to Ayrshire with hopes of promotion.

“It was a poor end if I’m being honest,” he said.

“We have to look at the two goals we lost in six minutes. I still felt we were in the game until the third one goes in.

“We gave the ball away cheaply Kilmarnock counter-attacked with the pace they have and they scored and from then on in the game was over and done with.

“I feel really sad that we didn’t put in a performance that the fans really deserved today but over the course of the season the fans have seen plenty of performances from this football team which have made them happy.”

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