Controlled display pleases Killie boss at Celtic Park

Controlled display pleases Killie boss at Celtic Park

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.

"I heard them singing at the end so they’re pleased and hopefully they turn out in numbers for us against Hearts.

"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."