Killie will keep 'focus' after securing top six - Wright

Joe Wright says Kilmarnock's internal goal was always to reach the top six at the start of the season, and they will keep their one-game-at-a-time approach in the fight for Europe.

The Ayrshire side's 1-1 draw at Tynecastle secured a top-half finish for Derek McInnes' men, who were battling relegation this time last year.

“Obviously in house the gaffer made us aware that was the target," Wright said. "We kept it to ourselves for quite a while but it was something we set ourselves at the start of the season.

“We will just take it at a game at a time. We won’t get too far ahead of ourselves.

"It’s something we have done all season and just focus on our next game, focus on the performance, focus on getting positive results. Once we have achieved one target we look at the next one.”

Wright believes the unity in the Rugby Park dressing room is a key component of their success this term.

“We have a great group of boys. We socialise with each other outside of football. It’s a happy dressing room as well so to have that togetherness, that quality and that real strength in depth is something that’s terrific.”