Paatelainen calls on Killie fans

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Mixu Paatelainen is hoping Kilmarnock's impressive form will continue to bring the Rugby Park supporters back out of the woodwork.

Around 2,500 Killie fans travelled to New St Mirren Park on Monday to see their side cement fourth place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with goals from Liam Kelly and Craig Bryson.

Paatelainen's men have now taken 23 points out of the last 30, and the big Finn said: "I think the crowds at Rugby Park have been increasing and hopefully we can attract more people to come to watch us."

He added: "There were 2,400 in Paisley, an unbelievable away support - and the way they supported the boys was first class.

"It's very important for a club like ourselves to have good support, for fans to buy season tickets and come to see us regularly, both for financial reasons and for the support throughout the matches, which has been excellent this season.

"So hopefully they keep coming."

Killie's on-loan defender Ben Gordon played his last game before returning to Chelsea but the Rugby Park boss gave a strange response when asked if he had an interest in Czech Republic defender Jiri Lenko as a possible replacement.

Paatelainen said: "There might be but I don't know. I have never heard that name before but you never know."

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