The irony seemed lost on Jamie Hamill.
Allan Johnston, the Kilmarnock manager, feels his squad will reap the benefits of a happier and more professional training environment.
FOR most of the last 150 years, Ayrshire has been one of the unsung heartlands of Scottish rugby.
LEE MILLER has begun to look the part as Kilmarnock's No.9.
TWELVE months ago Allan Johnston was celebrating being named PFA Scotland manager of the year after a season in which his Queen of the South team had run away with the old Second Division title and lifted the Challenge Cup.