Games against the likes of Celtic won’t define their season- but Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer knows that you’ll get punished all the same for individual errors no matter who you face.

Killie were beaten 3-1 by Celtic at Rugby Park on their return to Premiership action. Odsonne Edouard put the Hoops in front before Leigh Griffiths netted a second.

Celtic disappointment for Kilmarnock. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Nicke Kabamba got one back for Dyer’s men but Christopher Julien put the game beyond them with a header. It’s the Rugby Park club’s sixth defeat on the bounce, a disappointing result after the positive 6-0 Scottish Cup win over Queen’s Park.

Dyer reckons his side were punished for a couple of ‘individual mistakes’ against Celtic and says his squad are doing all they can to get a precious win.

“It’s disappointing that we lost the game,” said Dyer. “We came up a very good side and I thought we played some good football at times. But you get punished for making one or two individual mistakes.

Steve Clarke’s former assistant is steering the ship now. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The boys are working hard. If you beat but teams like Celtic or Rangers it’s a big bonus but the important thing is to be beating the teams around us.

“We’ll try and start on Saturday with that.”

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