BARRIE MCKAY said after the game last night that there is a belief within the Gers dressing room that they can continue to proceed in the Scottish Cup.
Speaking after the game and after setting up the winning goal for Gers sub Nicky Clark, McKay said that the squad believe they can progress further in the competition.
He said: “All of the boys believe we can win the Scottish Cup this year and that is our intentions. We believe we can do it and now it’s about showing we can get there.
“It wasn’t vital that we beat a Premier League side to show we could do it, we approach all of our games like this as we do in every game.
“It’s about going to show what we can do and we managed to that against Killie which was great.”
Clark came on as a substitute after seven minutes following an injury to Martyn Waghorn and McKay was delighted for his attacking teammate.
He continued: “It was a great finish from the wee man, he was a big win for us as well as we were desperate for the victory.
“It’s been hard for Nicky, he’s done well when he’s played and he’s been scoring but it’s been difficult for him with Kenny and Waggy ahead of him.
“But tonight he has taken his chance with both hands by getting us through and he’s certainly staked a claim for a regular start.
“It’s a blow for Waggy to be injured but it’s a chance for Nicky to get himself in there and keep himself in there.”