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Houston grateful for Kenneth inclusion

Houston grateful for Kenneth inclusion

Peter Houston has admitted that he was uncertain about including weekend saviour Garry Kenneth in the squad at Kilmarnock.

The big defender rescued the visitors with a tremendous long-range strike in the final minute after Conor Sammon had earlier given the home side the advantage in a 1-1 draw at Rugby Park.

"Garry had a severe dead leg and I thought about leaving him behind at Tannadice," Houston told BBC Scotland. "But I brought him to sit on the bench and thankfully we put him on."

What made the outcome all the more remarkable was that the Tangerines were playing with only nine men by the end after having both Scott Robertson and skipper Jon Daly sent-off. Kilmarnock themselves had Alexei Eremenko dismissed.

"When Jon Daly got sent off, we had Johnny Russell at left-back and Barry Douglas at left centre-back," Houston added. "Kenneth was available to go on there and thankfully we put him on and he scored with a great strike.

"I thought Kilmarnock panicked a wee bit when we were down to 9 men and them 10. We used it better and we looked dangerous going forward. It was a tough 90 minutes but I think we merited getting that goal in the end. It's a tough venue down here."

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Date:Monday January 24 2011
Time: 12:01PM

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