McInnes hopes Kilmarnock will show ‘sheer determination’ against Hibs

Killie are travelling to Edinburgh to take on Nick Montgomery's side at Easter Road.

Derek McInnes hopes Kilmarnock will show ‘sheer determination’ against Hibs SNS Group

Derek McInnes hopes for a repeat of last week’s desire from Kilmarnock when they take on Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday.

Killie bounced back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat against bottom side St Johnstone in the previous cinch Premiership fixture with a 1-0 home win over Motherwell to make it three wins out of four.

Innes Cameron scored the winner just after the break, which means the Ayrshire side travel to Leith in fourth place in the table.

Boss McInnes said: “I just want to really focus on ourselves to deliver the performance we’re capable of, and it’s important that we find a will and ability to get the job done on Saturday. I’m really looking forward to the game.

“I thought physically it was a big effort from a lot of players who had three games in six days last week. But what wasn’t in question was the sheer determination of the team to get the win.

“I thought we were terrific in that sense of it and thoroughly deserved the three points, and hopefully I’m saying something similar on Saturday after the game.

“I was happy with the performances last Saturday, I thought it mirrored a lot of the performances we have had at home this season.

“I think I said after the game that to win three games out of four – there is still that wee nagging feeling about the St Johnstone game – you need to perform and play and be concentrated for the full 90 plus minutes.

“Sometimes you have to show that response from disappointment and that’s what pleased me more, so this Saturday we move on to finish this group of games against Hibs at Easter Road.

“In between both international breaks we’d set ourselves a little mini-target of what we want to achieve and hopefully we can go and do that at the weekend.”

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