McInnes not one to tinker

"He doesn't know his best team" is a criticism often hurled at managers both from the stands and social media.

It's an accusation that can't be levelled at Derek McInnes, however, who has made the joint-fewest changes to his team's starting XI compared to his counterparts in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Kilmarnock have made just 43 switches to their line-up since the start of the campaign, the same number as a Motherwell side that has struggled for the same kind of consistency on the park.

The Rugby Park outfit, meanwhile, have been stellar at home and are well in contention for a European spot.

Even with pressure to utilise big name January signings like Kevin van Veen and Greg Stewart, the 52-year-old has stuck by the less-fashionable pair of Marley Watkins and Kyle Vassell.

As a coach with a tonne of experience in the Scottish game, McInnes' 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' approach seems to paying off in a big way in Ayrshire.