Jan 4 2013 by David Wren, Kilmarnock Standard
Killie manager Kenny Shiels wants to maintain his side’s good form going into the New Year.
The Rugby Park side have had a great run of results since beating Aberdeen at Pittodrie and Shiels believes his side can improve even more.
Shiels, who was back in the dugout against Motherwell, said: “We’re always trying to improve in every game that we play.
“We try our best with the squad that we have and we also try to develop young players.”
Killie play Dundee United on January 19 at Rugby Park and will look to consolidate their place in the top six.
With a busy month ahead for most clubs, it is yet to be known whether Kilmarnock will be making any moves for players – or losing any.
The manager believes time will tell, saying: “It’s too soon to say about players going in or out in January.
“We just don’t know yet.”
With such an open league, Kilmarnock are not currently far off of a European place.
Wins over Celtic and Aberdeen, as well as draws with Motherwell and Hibs, show that Killie have as good a chance as anyone to take a spot in Europe this season.
Shiels said: “The league is so close this year.
“You might win one and then lose one the next week. You just don’t know what’s going to happen.”
It would be hard to beat 2012 for Killie and their manager but maybe European qualification would be the one thing that could top a magnificient year.