ALEX DYER was delighted with Kilmarnock’s second half showing as they came from behind to shock Rangers at Rugby Park.

The Light Blues were on course for a crucial Premiership victory after Scott Arfield gave them the lead with a spectacular first half opener.

But Stephen O’Donnell pegged the Gers back late on to set up a frantic finish in Ayrshire. As Rangers pushed for a winner, it was Eamonn Brophy that struck to give Killie the victory.

The hosts had failed to assert themselves on proceedings during a low-key first 45 minutes but were much improved after the break.

And boss Dyer was always confident his side could come out on top as they raised their levels to give the home crowd something to cheer.

He said: “It was a great night for the football club, it was nice to get the three points and everyone down there is happy.

“It was a brilliant finish [from Eamonn]. A great flick and he got onto it sharp and I think that is what caused the problem. It was a great finish and a great result for the football club, like I said.

“The first half wasn’t us. We contained them quite well up to a point but we showed them a bit too much respect, I thought, first half.

“We had a good chat at half-time and second half I thought it was more like us. We used the ball better, played with better tempo to the game and we knew that we could cause them problems if we put ourselves into the game a bit more.

“Yeah [I could sense a vulnerability]. Only because I knew if we stepped up that we could cause them problems and ask questions of them.

“If we kept putting balls in the box and playing at a good tempo then I thought we could cause them problems.”