Kilmarnock winger Matty Kennedy confident side can bounce back and win League Cup group

Matty Kennedy reckons Kilmarnock have what it takes to win their Viaplay League Cup group.

Derek McInnes’ side a victory in 90 minutes away to Albion Rovers to secure top spot and qualification after a disappointing draw against Raith Rovers on Wednesday night.

But Kennedy feels the revamped Killie side will recover from the blip and get into the hat for Sunday’s second round draw.

He said: “Everybody who has come in gets on brilliantly and the new boys have done well

“The changing room is bouncing most of the time.

“We can’t look at that for excuses and we should have finished the group off on Wednesday night. I don’t think there is any doubt that we should be doing better than that.

“But the boys are gelling with each passing day.”

He added: “We are a little frustrated we didn’t win on Wednesday, we started the game well and got the goal before half-time.

Matty Kennedy in action
Matty Kennedy in action
(Image: Jeff Holmes/REX/Shutterstock)

“We knew before the game that they could cause us trouble as they have some good players.

“But, we should have done better as a team.

“At the end of the day we are still sitting in a good position in the group.

“It is still in our hands with a game to go, so hopefully we can go and get the job done on Saturday.

“If we turn up on Saturday we will still finish top of the group and we will be happy.

“We want to go far in the cups this season so it is a big priority for us just now to win the group and make sure that we are going through.

“We will watch the Albion Rovers clips and have a game plan. We will go there and try for the win and I know I keep saying it, but we just want to come away with the win and make sure that we get another competitive game under our belts.”

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