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Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer insists he had no doubts over himself or his team despite dismal form

Alex Dyer insists he had no doubts in his ability despite a dismal run of form.

The Kilmarnock boss opened his account with five straight league defeats, and it looked set to be six when they went down 1-0 to Ross County.

But an Eamonn Brophy double followed up by a Nicke Kabamba strike gave the Ayrshire side a much-needed boost ahead of a tricky run of games.

And Dyer says he was feeling just fine through it all.

He said: “It was a big win and confidence is getting better.

“Let’s hope we can continue in the same vein against Hearts.

Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer (SNS Group)

“We were on a poor run but there were a lot of one goal defeats.

“I still felt we were playing and training well and I told the boys that.

“We were just looking for that little spark, that change of fortune which we got on Saturday.

“Hopefully we can keep putting in those good performances.”

He added: “I didn’t think we had to change. I believed in what I was doing.

“I believed in the boys as they are a good bunch.

“I believed it would turn round. It hasn’t yet as it is only just one result.

“But, I will keep doing what I believe in and what the boys know. And hopefully it will keep turning.”

And despite Killie already disposing of Hearts twice this season, Dyer won’t get complacent ahead of their Edinburgh trip tonight.

He said: “It will be tougher this time. They are a big club with good players.

“We have done well there in the past and hope to do it again.

“It helps when you have done well there recently and you try to send that message to the players.

“We have big players in the changing room so this won’t faze them.

“If we can get a result there it could change our season although the same goes for them.”

Dyer admits he was sorry to see Alex Bruce leave on transfer deadline day, but admits it suited everyone.

He said: “He is a good lad and a good person around the place. He is a big loss.

Alex Bruce has left Kilmarnock (SNS Group)

“I didn’t want anyone to leave but people want to play football.

“He knew one of the centre halves would have missed out every week.

“He came in and asked if he could go and we agreed that would be the best for everyone.”

And the Killie gaffer is hoping to bring more bodies in via the free agent market.

He said: “We are always looking for players to come in and make us better.

“One or two may come in between now and the end of the season.”

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