You can’t win anything with kids – so the old saying goes anyway.
But Alex Dyer is hoping to blow that theory completely out of the water.
The Kilmarnock boss has endured his most testing spell as gaffer with his entire first-team squad forced into self-isolation.
He took the decision to forfeit last Tuesday’s Betfred Cup clash with Falkirk as he says it wouldn’t be fair to expect a full team of Under-18s to compete at senior level.
But for tonight’s game against Dunfermline he has up to five senior players to choose from, and as far as Dyer is concerned it’s game on.
The Rugby Park boss has been working hard since the players have been off as he hasn’t been forced to isolate due to not coming into close contact with the players in training.
And he will be in the dugout for tonight’s game.
He said: “It’s strange having no players. We knew it wasn’t forever but it is weird when you have to shut the club down. It was the right thing to do to try and stop the spread of the virus.
“Hopefully by the middle of this week most, if not all, the players will be back. We just try to prepare for the game at the weekend. Obviously we have the