Tommy Wright expects tough clash with Morton as he praises Kilmarnock’s start

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Tommy Wright knows Morton will be a tough test today – but believes his team are good enough to pull through.

The Kilmarnock boss has studied the Premier Sports Cup clash between the two teams, which ended in a penalty shootout victory for the Ayrshire side, and he knows it won’t be easy this time around.

The Rugby Park team rebounded from a 1-0 loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle with a 3-1 SPFL Trust Trophy victory over Falkirk.

Now Wright is hoping they can start scoring points again in the Cinch Championship.

He said: “We played them in the cup and it was difficult.

“We needed a last minute equalizer and we know they will be well organized.



Kilmarnock Manager Tommy Wright during an SPFL Trust Trophy match between Kilmarnock and Falkirk

“They have added a few decent players since then and they have an experienced manager.

“This game will have no impact on this game. We are going to look at what we did well and what we did not do well.

“Both teams will make changes from this game, but I watched them against Dunfermline and they were good.”

Wright added, “There is no easy game in this league.

“We didn’t play badly against Inverness, but they scored the first goal and they defended deeper after that.

“What let us down was a lack of focus and then we didn’t do enough in the final third.



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“We dominated possession but if the quality isn’t there you end up having a rough afternoon and that’s what happened.

“In terms of possession it’s about 60% in every game, but I expect that with the players we have.

“It’s up to us to break down the opposition.

Wright admits he can always be tempted to tap into the free agent or loan market, but that would only be for a quality player.

He said: “I am always looking to recruit new players.

“I would like to have one more if I can and we have part of the budget left.

“I would only invite someone to improve the team, I will not bring a player from the team because I already have good players here.

“There has to be someone who can give us that little extra, otherwise we’ll have more money to spend in January. “

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