Ross County boss Jim McIntyre hails the attacking instincts of Liam Boyce

Liam Boyce has started the season in prolific fashion
Liam Boyce has started the season in prolific fashion

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre was delighted with his side’s first home league victory of the season after a 2-0 success over Kilmarnock.

County have taken six points from their first three outings in the Ladbrokes Premiership, and McIntyre senses they can improve still further after in-form Liam Boyce’s double settled a scrappy game.

Boyce scored just before the half-hour mark after playing a slick one-two with Michael Gardyne, and he netted a killer second 16 minutes from the end with a close-range shot after good work from substitute Alex Schalk.

The 25-year-old Boyce also netted a hat-trick in the win at Inverness last week.

McIntyre said: “Liam has a fantastic picture of the game in his brain. When he does things really sharply, he is a real handful to play against.

“His goals were scrappy today compared to the ones he scored against Inverness. But I love those goals because he’s in the right area – and that’s what we’ve really been concentrating on in training with the forwards.”