Last updated : 29 October 2004 By Brian Murray
Jim Jefferies cast a satisfied eye over the completed first quarter of the SPL season. "Five wins, one draw and five defeats is pretty good. We could argue that we should have had three or four more points, but I'm quite happy."

Jefferies feels the team has got stronger over the last two years, and play a attractive brand of football. "We'll always create chances. It's only the Aberdeen game where we didn't create, so one match out of eleven isn't bad. We've just got to make sure that we compete."

He told KillieMad that the second half at Motherwell on Wednesday night told him a lot about the team. "I said to them at half-time that the second half performance would tell me if they've got the desire to be succesful. We knew that they would come at us in the second half, but we stod up to the challenge."

The boss was also happy with defender Simon Ford's debut. It took him about twenty minutes to settle down, but he hasn't played for months and he's come back from injuries and his second half performance was excellent."

Looking forward to Saturday's clash with Hibs, Jefferies is expecting an attractive game. "It's all very well Craig Levein coming out and saying how easy it was for them to beat Hibs, but we've got a different type player to Hearts. Hibs are a really good team, but so are we, so I think it'll be a really good game."