Kilmarnock - 24h on

The win provided a much needed confidence boost for the squad. Given that we were on a losing streak the delay which came with the snow was a real test for the team. They would be anxious to have the chance of reversing the decline but frustrated as game after game fell to the weather.

There was delight too that Craig and Archie kicked off with three points. There appears to be a genuine respect between players and the new pair and the three goal victory can only enhance the bond.

The first goal, as ever, was the turning point. We had the better of the first half but had no goal to reward our domination. All too often we have lost from such a position. Kilmarnock never recovered from the opener and while their spirits fell ours grew. We even had the luxury of resting some tiring legs as the game moved to a close.

The SPL table shows that we have returned to sixth place (fixture backlog notwithstanding) and with a home game against St Mirren next Saturday there is every possibility of adding another three points.

Before that there is the possibility of two midweek games. Indications are that Monday's twice postponed cup tie is likely to go ahead but should that game be drawn then a replay will take place at Fir Park 48 hours later on Wednesday. While this scenario would produce some extra income it would hardly be the best preparation for Saturday's SPL fixture.