Ayr United manager Lee Bullen praised strikers Tomi Adeloye and Sam Ashford after they both netted in a 4-0 win over Raith Rovers at the weekend.

Both the forwards were in from the start at Starks Park for the Scottish Championship clash and it did not take them long to make an impact.

Ashford squared the ball across the box to Adeloye who flicked in at the near post to put the Honest Men ahead in the third minute.

The pair were involved in the second, with Adeloye playing in Ashford on the breakaway.

The 26-year-old laid the ball off to James Maxwell who slotted in to double United’s advantage.

Maxwell then popped up with his second of the game before the break to see Ayr United go in 3-0 up.

In the second half, Ashford completed the rout by tucking away from a tight angle to secure the away win.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Bullen said: “The first goal was great, one striker passing to another to score the goal.

“So, it is exactly what you want.

“I was delighted for Ashford in particular as he got there in the end with a well deserved goal.

“He has been huffing and puffing, working really hard in the past few games and not getting the luck he deserved.

“So, against Raith his hard work was finally merited.

“It was good for Adeloye to grab another goal as well.”

Next up for the Honest Men is another huge Ayrshire derby on Friday night.

Ayr United will welcome Kilmarnock to Somerset Park keen to pick up another win over their rivals.

However, although the Honest Men’s away form has been superb in recent weeks they have struggled at home.

Bullen says he is looking to find a Somerset solution for an improved home display from his side against Killie.

He said: “Our away form has been really strong up until now but the home form can be better.

“But only we can put that right, adapt to it and deal with the issues.

“There is no better opportunity to do that in a local derby on Friday night under the lights.”