Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has announced that manger Jim Jefferies has agreed a contract extension. Jeffries and assistant Billy Brown have prolonged their existing deals until May 2012.

"It's been a great start to the season and hopefully this is more good news for the supporters," Johnston told BBC Radio Scotland.

"I'm a great believer in stability. I have never had any doubt about Jim and Billy's abilities to get the best out of the squad.

"They have shown that over the years since they came here in 2002.

"We had a bit of a blip last year but that was principally down to a succession of injuries, keeping out key players at important times.

"We strengthened the squad and we have had a good start, so everything is back on track."