Winning start for McInnes as Kilmarnock beat Queen of the South

Kilmarnock were 2-0 winners with Stokes and Shaw on the scoresheet.

Winning start for McInnes as Kilmarnock beat Queen of the South Craig Foy via SNS Group
McInnes' reign started with three points away from home.

New Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes got off to the perfect start with a 2-0 cinch Scottish Championship win at Queen of the South.

McInnes, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2023, saw his side go close to taking the lead late in the first half when Rory McKenzie’s effort and then Christopher Burke’s follow-up were both cleared off the line.

Captain Chris Stokes finally had Kilmarnock in front two minutes before half-time when he bundled the ball in after Oli Shaw’s header from a corner had hit the post.

With 19 minutes left, Shaw won a penalty after being tripped and the striker got up to convert the resulting spot-kick to secure victory which leaves Kilmarnock in third.