Alex Dyer says Celtic are the "biggest club in the country"

By Hamish Carton

January 22, 2020

Alex Dyer is clearly in a mood to talk sense as he abandoned normal manager etiquette and stated that Celtic are “the biggest club in the country”.

Ordinarily, Premiership bosses steer well clear of making such claims for fear of backlash.

Instead they follow the media narrative that both the Hoops and Rangers are absolutely identical in factors like history, fanbase and recent success.

Both sets of supporters (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

But our endless barrage of trophies in comparison to the drought at Ibrox has clearly weighed on Dyer’s mind as he spoke to press ahead of our big Wednesday clash at Rugby Park.

“They are the biggest club in the country and we are looking forward to welcoming them,” he said of Celtic, as reported by the Daily Record.

“I want Kilmarnock supporters to feel happy that they can come to their own ground and support their team.

“Whether the allocation situation will stay the same, that’s up to the powers that be.

Rugby Park, Kilmarnock (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

“I hope that the supporters will come out and get behind the team.”

The visit of Celtic clearly means a lot to Dyer

The midweek clash will be Dyer’s first league game as permanent Killie boss.

The atmosphere is sure to be a little different from the last time he faced the Hoops in Ayrshire.

We’ll be backed by around half the support we had that day due to the home side cutting our allocation.

Thousands more seats will remain empty as a result but the Celtic support in attendance are still likely to contribute to the vast majority of the atmosphere.

The Celtic support (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Killie may have won 6-0 in the Scottish Cup at the weekend but they’re still struggling badly for form – having not taken three points in a Premiership match since November.

It promises to be a great game after Dyer’s great comments. Let’s just hope he continues with the niceties after kick-off.