Alex Dyer says Kilmarnock will have to maintain discipline when they travel to face Celtic on Sunday afternoon.

The Rugby Park side face a Celtic team under severe pressure, with fans set to protest at Celtic Park prior to Sunday’s 3PM Premiership kick-off to show their frustrations due to current results at Parkhead.

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Kilmarnock will likely see Celtic protests upon arrival. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

For Killie though, the focus will be getting back on track after a 1-0 defeat to Hamilton last weekend. They ended that game with 10 men after Clevid Dikamona was sent off, Stuart Findlay also sent off in the first half the week previous.

Dyer says Kilmarnock have to keep calm: “We have to make sure we do the right things. We have to make sure we make the right decisions at certain times in games.


“A couple of the sending-offs I think have been harsh. The one on Saturday was not as he’s shown his studs. You are bound to get sent off for that.

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Marching orders. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“But saying that, we should have got a penalty and we didn’t. It’s a harsh lesson.”

The defeat to Accies was more disappointment following news Kilmarnock were to receive a 3-0 forfeit for their match against Motherwell and £40,000 suspended fine by the SPFL after breaches of Covid-19 protocol.

Kilmarnock have confirmed that they will appeal this. Speaking ahead of the trip to Celtic, Dyer hopes sense is found: “I just hope they’ll come to their senses.

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Hoping for sense. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I like to think they’ll be honest with themselves and overturn it. It’s not right that you give three points to another team – it doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t put it in a good light, there was ample time to play the game.

“When Villa-Newcastle [in the English Premier League] was called off, they came out with a statement saying they hoped everyone was safe and we’ll rearrange the game.

“I’m not saying we are perfect but it’s not right we are punished in that way – other teams getting the points and we’re losing three goals, which we haven’t done in a league game this season.”

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