Tommy Wright insists he has no issues with Kilmarnock's fans letting rip when his team aren't up to scratch – following a tense 2-1 victory over Hamilton Accies yesterday.

Supersub Daniel Armstrong grabbed the winner for Killie after Jamie Hamilton had cancelled out striker Oli Shaw's opener for the home side in a hard-fought cinch Championship clash.

But there were boos, moans and groans throughout the afternoon at Rugby Park, before Armstrong's moment of magic, with the Killie supporters deeply unhappy with what was being served up.

Boss Wright acknowledged it was a challenging environment for his players but accepts the fans will have their say if performances are sub-standard – as periods of yesterday's was.

He said: "I'm the first to admit we didn't play well and because we didn't play well we give the support an opportunity to vent their feelings on us.

"That then creates an atmosphere the players have maybe got to learn to do better in."

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When asked what the message to the players was at half-time after they trooped off with boos ringing in their ears, Wright replied: "Deal with it. Do better. That's all we've got to do.

"This is a difficult place to play when they soon let you know if you're not playing well. I've no problem with that.

"We've just got to do better and make sure the fans are on our side for 90 minutes. Going 2-1 up, the crowd got behind us and we seen the game out pretty comfortably.

"I said to the players after the game that I believe in their ability but I've never doubted their character and their character got us the result. We didn't play well but we showed character, grit and determination."

Kilmarnock were the only team to win in the Championship yesterday with the other four games ending in draws. As a consequence, they closed the gap on leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle to three points ahead of Tuesday night's derby date with Ayr United.

"This is a competitive league and it's turned out to be a good day as we've gained two points from everybody," Wright added, "and three on Hamilton.

"We got the perfect start, a great goal from Oli, and we should go on and build from that but concede from a set-play where we have been pretty good.

"We were second-best in the first half. The second half was slightly better and Danny does well when he comes on – a positive impact and I'm pleased for him and really pleased he got his goal."

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