Kilmarnock assistant manager Lee McCulloch has issued a rallying cry to the club’s supporters as the Rugby Park side prepare for five crucial matches in their bid to avoid a dreaded relegation play-off clash.
The Ayrshire outfit kick off their Premiership post-split fixtures in Sunday’s televised showdown at Inverness and will attempt to close the four point gap on 10th place Hamilton.
Lee Clark’s team, who are eight points clear of basement strugglers Dundee United, enhanced their chances of avoiding a relegation decider with a 3-0 victory over St Johnston in their last outing.
And former Rangers player McCulloch insists the fans can play their part in guiding Killie to safety.
He said: “Get behind us, the away fans have been superb and we need everybody in the community to come along and support the boys and give everything positive.
“We’re a young squad so they need encouragement – that’s the thing they definitely need is lots and lots of encouragement.
“Come and sing your hearts out and hopefully as a group and as a club we can do it for the community.
“It’s two away games to begin with (against Inverness and Hamilton) and you always try to take the positive from it.
“Hopefully we can pick up some points in those games and then we’ll have the three games left, with two of them at home, so we have to take the positive and look at it as an opportunity for us.”