Shiels on weather watch

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Kenny Shiels

Kenny Shiels has called for the postponement of Kilmarnock's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dunfermline at East End Park on Saturday if there is no let-up in the inclement weather.

As storm force winds battered Scotland, leaving people advised not to make unnecessary journeys and many schools closed for the day, Killie were forced to abandon their scheduled training session at Garscube in Glasgow.

On Saturday's match, the Northern Irishman told Press Association Sport: "If it still as windy as it is [on Thursday], it will put the Dunfermline game in doubt. We couldn't train because the training centre in Glasgow closed."

Shiels claimed that wind ruined the game against Aberdeen at Rugby Park on Saturday even though the home side ran out 2-0 winners and he is hoping more potential problems will be given due consideration.

"The game against Aberdeen shouldn't have been played," he said.

"It was a really bad day. And the recent Motherwell versus Dundee United game shouldn't have been played.

"We were the benefactors of the weather against Aberdeen.

"James Fowler kicked it up the park, the ball hovered in the air and there was a misjudgment by their defender (for Killie's first goal).

"So we benefited from it but it affected how the team performed, the passing wasn't good. We got a result but I hope we can get back to playing football the way we can.

"There should be total priority to the product and if it is like the way it is [on Thursday], the Dunfermline game shouldn't be played."

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