Alex Dyer has hit out at his Kilmarnock players after they went down with a whimper in the second half against Celtic on Sunday.

Killie frustrated Celtic in large spells during the first half but a woeful second 45 had the Ayrshire men go down 2-0, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Shane Duffy securing a much-needed Celtic win.

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Kilmarnock lost to Celtic on Sunday. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Home fans protested against the Celtic Park club’s board prior to the game and headed into it on the back of a torrid run of form, which has had them drop points or lose to Ross County and St Johnstone at Parkhead in recent weeks.

But Dyer’s men couldn’t find a way to trouble their hosts in attack on Sunday, especially in the second half where Celtic provided an attacking onslaught. Dyer hasn’t held back in his post-match assessment.


“It was a game of two halves, we had a couple of opportunities,” said Dyer. “But we came out in the second half and didn’t do anything, we were still in the changing room. We could have been 3-0 or 4-0 down.

Celtic v Kilmarnock - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Dyer wasn’t happy at full-time. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We are disappointed because we have come to a place where you are playing a team low on confidence. We were frustrating them and we were ok. Then all of a sudden we never started again.

“Celtic just cracked on and we didn’t respond. They should be dejected as they have let themselves down, not all of them, but some of them. It’s not like us. We are going to put it to bed.”

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