in #KillieStories May 9, 2018
Steve Clarke praised the defensive solidity shown by his Kilmarnock players as they secured a 0-0 draw with Celtic in Glasgow's East End.
In a game of few chances, Jamie MacDonald produced a fine save from Stuart Armstrong while Jack Hendry missed a good chance in the final ten minutes.
The result is Killie's first point in the top six and completes a run of three matches unbeaten against the champions since Clarke took over the Rugby Park men.
He said: "It was a controlled, disciplined performance and we restricted Celtic to very few chances."Jamie MacDonald had one really decent save second half with his foot, apart from that, pretty comfortable defensively.
"As a coach you are never happy. I thought we could have done a little bit more with the ball.
"We broke up play quite a lot and didn't really use the ball well enough going forward, didn't really look like a goal threat which is disappointing because we normally do."
The manager wants to finish the season with a flourish in front of the fans at Rugby Park.
He said: "We had a small band of supporters up here tonight but they’ve gone home happy again.
"It would be nice to have a good send off, hopefully a more exciting game and hopefully we can get a few goals and finish the season well in front of our own supporters."