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Kilmarnock must regain form at home, insists James Fowler

James Fowler insists it is essential for Kilmarnock to return to form at home.

The head of football operations will be in the dugout for Ayrshire side’s clash against Morton tonight – and he’s desperate for his first victory at Rugby Park since October.

Fowler will lead the team as Killie’s board begins their talks for the leadership position this week.

And Morton will be led by Dougie Imrie who takes control of his first game since taking over as boss.

Fowler said: “We hope to get home form back on track. We would like to have a bigger crowd to cheer us on but unfortunately this is not the case.

“I think the boys can take confidence from Hamilton’s performance [3-2 win], we just need to tidy up a few things before the game and we will.

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“This will be their first game under the new manager, so the players will be ready to try and impress him.

“So we have to make sure we’re ready for it. If we can do what we’re good at, I’m sure we can get it done. “

Killie goalkeeper Sam Walker added: “Home form has been disappointing, we can’t hide behind nothing, it has been poor.

“This is probably the reason why we are not at the top of the league.

“But we still have half of the season, there are still a lot of games left, so we have a chance to turn things around.

“We are always within reach of the best teams, other teams have shown that if you go running you can catch up with the rest.

“We did it ourselves earlier this season, we think we can, it’s just a matter of transferring it to the pitch.”

He added: “Sunday wasn’t just about three points, it was about putting in a good performance, and I felt we did it.

“It’s about moving that forward in the Morton game, the holiday season is always busy.

“It’s just a shame it can’t be in front of more fans, but I’m sure the 500 Killies who are there will cheer us on loud and clear, and earn us three more points.”

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