Kilmarnock’s Danny Armstrong has sent a warning to Ange Postecoglou and Celtic that Rugby Park isn’t an easy place to visit ahead of Sunday’s games. Celtic have defeated the Ayrshire side in the three previous meetings this season, winning 5-0 back in August at Rugby Park before 2-0 wins at Celtic Park and Hampden.
🔵 “Coming here isn’t easy and we’ll hope to make it as hard as possible for them…”
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Speaking to Sky Sports, Armstrong said that he and his teammates were looking to test themselves against the best team in the league but reiterating that their form at home is impressive.
“We’re looking forward to it, it’s going to be a good challenge.
“As you know Celtic, they’re flying at the moment, but coming here isn’t easy and we’ll hope to make it as hard as possible for them.
“Everybody knows what our home form has been like and how well we play at home. The boys will take confidence from that going into the game.
“We play really well here and it’ll be good to get Celtic here. We’ve not played them here since the first month of the season.
“It’ll be good to get them now that we’re all the way through the season and see what we can do.”
Celtic were in a rampant mood on their last visit to Rugby Park in August, goals from Kyogo, Jota, Jenz, Starfelt and Giakoumakis thumped Derek McInnes’ side. The two games in January were tight affairs with a stubborn Killie side looking to frustrate Celtic. It stands to reason that they will again look to use the elements in their favour as they look to avoid falling into a relegation scrap.
Celtic, meanwhile, go into the game having moved twelve clear of Rangers last weekend. However, with Michael Beale’s side playing on Saturday at home to St Mirren, Celtic could go into the game looking to restore their gap at the summit of the Cinch Premiership.