MIDFIELD ace Craig Slater is hoping Kilmarnock have turned the corner after scoring the winning goal for a second successive week.

Now he aims to further add to his tally after the stunning free-kick in the Scottish Cup win at St Johnstone was followed by a top drawer volley which sealed Saturday's 2-1 home Ladbrokes Premiership win against Inverness Caley Thistle.

The victory took them 14 points clear of basement team Dundee United.

The player was delighted with his match-winner and said: "The goal was quite satisfying. The ball was coming out of the sky and as it dropped I just managed to get my foot to it. I have challenged myself to score more goals and the more people who score from different positions the better. Thankfully the game was completed and conditions were bad but both teams tried to play football."

He added: "The most important thing is we are starting to look forward and took three points. We are in a good position and have tough games against the teams around us coming up but if we can go to Dundee United on Saturday and win things will be looking good."

Defender and Irvine man Jamie Hamill is encouraged with his team's revival and said afterwards: "It was important we kicked on from the cup game last week. Hopefully we can get as many points on the board as possible, although we can't get carried away. We have ridden the storm in the past few weeks. If we continue do what we have been doing over the last few games that will hopefully help us climb the table."