Kilmarnock are heading to Celtic Park on Sunday at an interesting time. Neil Lennon’s side are struggling with only three wins in their last 13 games. That could be a good time for the Rugby Park side to head to a venue where they have in the past not had the best record.

Indeed, Kilmarnock defender Stuart Findlay has disclosed that they are heading to Celtic Park with victory in mind, and that he expects the club to have that mindset no matter who they play.

“You expect to win every game”

“As an individual you expect to win every game of football that you play. I can’t see that being a bad thing to take into your career and I have tried my best to take it with me” he said.

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Stuart Findlay in action for Kilmarnock (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Findlay has thanked former Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke for encouraging him to have that frame of mind. Clarke seemed to transform Kilmarnock in his time at the club. He made the team very difficult to beat, and so good were the results he achieved at Rugby Park that he was eventually named the Scotland manager.


Mindset hasn’t changed after manager exit

Findlay is pleased that the belief that Clarke instilled into the players remains that same even though Alex Dyer is now the man in charge of the team.

Stuart Findlay and Kilmarnock head to Celtic Park on Sunday (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

“When Steve Clarke came in at Kilmarnock, for the first time since I left Celtic I had that proper feeling of we expect to win every game. Even though the manager has left for a couple of years, I know the squad we have at Kilmarnock, we expect to win every game” Findlay said.

“Even if we are not the strongest team on paper, we know we can beat teams and I’m glad the mindset is like that” he concluded.

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