“There is no getting away from the fact we have had a poor run. We have produced some poor form, certainly results wise anyway.
“I thought we put in a very good second half performance against Celtic. I thought we took the game to them and I felt we deserved something from it. It was difficult to take at the end, very disappointing not to take anything from the game.
“Our attacking play was a lot more free flowing. We were disappointed with the goal we conceded, even though it was a very good strike, but overall, defensively I felt we were compact.
“I thought Flo was great. All three strikers have worked very hard since coming in and they are now fully integrated into the group. Everyone has done their bit but making them feel welcome. They now feel part of it. I have been very impressed with all three of them. You will start to the see the fruits of that now on the pitch. The are gelling now.
“We need to start scoring goals but the whole team needs to chip in.
“We now need to focus on Kilmarnock. Hopefully we can take the positives from the Celtic game into Saturday. It is another very big game.
“Everyone at Cormack Park is together. For me personally this has been the closest-knit team I have been involved in. It is one big family, and everyone is together. There are no cliques. Everyone is very tight and that is what I love about it here.
“You are going to get criticism in any walk of life. That is just how it is. To be a professional footballer you need to be mentally strong.
“When you go through a difficult spell you have to step up and show the character within the squad. It is up to us to rectify the previous mistakes that we have made and be the best we can be, starting on Saturday. It is up to us to step up to the mark and show what we are capable of.
“We have the players here that can still allow us to have a strong end to the season.
“We know it has been a bad period result wise. But it can happen. We can only influence what happens in the future now.
“It is going to be a tough game. Kilmarnock have been a strong team in recent years. I have played against St Johnstone when Tommy Wright was the manager, and his teams are always very well organised. We can expect Kilmarnock tomorrow to be really organised and well set up. You will also have players going out to impress the new manager. That is something we will have to cope with, but we will have our game plan as well and hopefully we can come out with the three points.
“We will take the three points anyway it comes. It does not matter if it is not pretty.
“All the boys are up for it. I certainly am.”