Watch Celtic prepare for today’s match at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

The Bhoys are gearing up to face Derek McInnes and his Kilmarnock side this lunchtime, after overcoming our main rivals theRangers in the previous Scottish Premiership fixture to go twelve points clear at the top of the cinch league table. They played before us yesterday and eventually managed to get the better of St Mirren at Ibrox, with three late goals in their 5-2 win so Celtic’s lead this morning is back to nine points ahead of kick-off at Rugby Park.

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Jota (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a significant gap now and pretty much impossible for our opponents to claw back now and Ange Postecoglou will be looking to restore the 12 points advantage come ten to two.

Ange Postecoglou and his team have a serious opportunity to make history and create a new record points tally for a domestic campaign. The ones to beat are Martin O’Neill’s side which finished the Scottish Premier League season on 103 points, and Brendan Rodgers’ Invincible squad which eclipsed that to bag a final total of 106.

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It is a milestone that won’t be lost on the manager or any of the players, as we have been in magnificent form this season in the league and both domestic cups, already winning one trophy out of a possible three so far. Although some would argue we are the Champions-elect at this stage, so it should be two out of three. But until the ribbons are on it, we’ll err on the side of caution!

With a Scottish Cup Semi-final at the national stadium once again against the newest Ibrox franchise, it’s another month of hectic and massive fixtures on the list for Ange and the Hoops. We’ve overcome the other mob already in the League Cup Final and again in the league, making it near enough insurmountable for them to get back into the title race. We can end their season on 30 April at Hampden Park and can also stay unbeaten for the rest of the campaign.

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Matt O’Riley (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That’s what will be in the minds of the team and they will be looking to cement their place amongst the pantheon of great Celtic teams. Today at Rugby Park presents another chance to draw closer to the points total of Martin O’Neill and Brendan Rodgers’ teams and make history come the end of May. Despite the terrible surface, only three points will do!

Watch the Hoops train ahead of that fixture in Ayrshire…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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