Kilmarnock Head of Football Operations James Fowler has been left frustrated after his side’s 4-0 defeat to Celtic on Tuesday.

The current Premiership champions swept past Killie, goals from Scott Brown, Odsonne Edouard and Albian Ajeti sealing an easy Celtic win. But there was frustration from Fowler in that two of Celtic’s goals shouldn’t have stood.

Kilmarnock v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Killie were beaten by Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He feels Ajeti went down too easily for Edouard’s penalty from the spot while Fowler also believes Edouard was offside for his second of the night: “Overall we’re disappointed to lose the game 4-0, we created enough chances to score at least a couple of goals ourselves.

“I’ve seen some of the goals back and certainly when you look at their second, I don’t think it’s a penalty. Speaking to the fourth official, he said the referee and the linesman were having a conversation and there was a delay in the award, so that tells its own story.


“The third looks as though it could be offside as well, so that’s the frustrating part, those big moments in games. We had spoken as a staff to potentially change the shape at half-time, and to lose a goal so early that I don’t think should have been a penalty, that’s frustrating.”

Kilmarnock v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Tough night. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Killie are currently looking for a new manager after the departure of Alex Dyer and it’s a process Fowler says they’ll look to conclude quickly: “I’ll probably meet up with the board this week and we’ll take it from there.

“We are looking to try and get someone in sooner rather than later, but we just have to make sure we go through the proper process and we get the right person in. It’s not something we feel will be a long process, but we want to identify the person we believe is going to be the best manager for Kilmarnock.”

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