MIDFIELD ace Mark Kerr says form team Ayr United should be aiming high after increasing their advantage at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship.

They are three points clear at the top of the table, following a hard-fought 1-0 win way to his former side Falkirk.

He said: "We were lucky to get a wee break in the second half to put a couple of passes together and get a goal but we really had to defend well. We This week we have taken nine points and that is us in the second quarter. We had a few issues this week, Lawrence Shankland was sick all night. There have games where have needed to fight and be dogged. Some people think it's a shock where we are but it's now 14 games into the season and we had a good Betfred Cup. We are a good team. For each game we have to work hard and prepare the same way."

Added the midfielder: "It was good to get a good reception from both sets of fans. The fans have been brilliant, some people think you are just down to pick up a wage but I'm not. Forty points gets us safe but now it's all about finishing as high as we can. We need to keep our form going through this quarter and take it from there. It's just about being organised and trying to win every game.

United host Queen of the South on Saturday and revenge will be the spur for the Honest Men, who lost 5-0 at Palmerston back in September.

Added Kerr: "The performance at Queens was our worst of the season but that gives us a focus for Saturday and we are even more determined."

Boss Ian McCall was reasonably happy with the performance and admits he faces selection dilemmas for the weekend.

He said: "It wasn't a day where we could play the way we wanted, Falkirk had a couple of half chances and headers but our goalie didn't have a goal to save. We have won three games and the football against Alloa was quite good at times, we have scored five and lost none and are close to 40 points for survival.

"Craig Moore played well and this weekend it will be harder to know who to pick. It will be an extremely tough game against Queens who are looking to get results to push them up the table and beat us down there. They have one of the two best strikers in the division in Stephen Dobbie. But our form at home has been really good and we are looking for that to continue."