Alex Dyer on the defensive ahead of Celtic clash

By Hamish Carton

February 22, 2020

Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer has promised to learn from his mistakes as he prepares to visit Celtic Park this weekend.

The Ayrshire side take on Neil Lennon’s rampant Hoops on Sunday afternoon as they aim to stop us from winning a tenth successive domestic match at the start of 2020.

It’s a tough ask for the Rugby Park side, and one that is made even harder by the heartbreaking result they suffered in midweek.

Killie managed to squander a Scottish Cup lead on two occasions to Aberdeen – conceding two goals in the final two minutes of extra time to exit the competition.

Killie came unstuck at Rugby Park (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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And Dyer admits that he and his side have a bit of learning to do after the experience.

“There are a lot of lessons to be learned,” he said, as reported by the Evening Express.

“It’s a night that we have to put to bed but we will learn. I will learn from it too as manager.

“The boys are usually good at closing out games but it wasn’t to be on Wednesday.

“We got caught up in the emotions a little bit and we have to learn from that lesson.

Eamonn Brophy has been in good form for Killie (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“But I believe we can go to Celtic Park and get a result.

“Whether it’s a win or a draw, I believe there’s enough in that changing room to get something this weekend.

“I have to believe that or it’s not worth doing the job.”

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It will be interesting to see what Kilmarnock turns up at Paradise on Sunday.

As is often the case following defeats, the reaction could go one of two ways.

Killie may come out to prove a point following the Dons heartbreak. They could also be mentally and physically knackered from the fixture, and wilt as a result.

Celtic put in a battling display on Thursday (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Time will tell, but the truth is that it’s all about us.

Despite holding a healthy double figure lead at the top of the table, we could do without any slip-ups.

We’re nine wins from another title. Time to tick another one off.