Angelo targets improvement ahead of Glasgow trip

Angelo Alessio says he’s pleased with the improvements in his side in recent weeks, as the squad gears up for a massive test against Celtic in Glasgow this weekend.  

Goals from Liam Millar and Mo El Makrini secured Killie’s second win of the league campaign last week against Hibs – as the Italian’s team start to strut their stuff following a slow start.

It’s a situation the manager is thrilled with, but he reckons there’s always room for development in their performances.

“I think we have to keep improving. I was very pleased with the result. Every game is tough,” he told the assembled media.

“I am happy because I have seen two wins in a row and we showed compact play. Another clean sheet was good, it is important for our team to be confident and work every day.

“I think in those games, we managed the ball. Perhaps in some situations we have to pass the ball quicker to the front and attack.”

The next assignment for Killie could scarcely be tougher: a trip to Glasgow at the home of the champions.

Celtic are unbeaten in their last five matches following a strong start to the season and despite their involvement in Europe midweek, Angelo doesn’t expect their exploits in France to dull their edge.

“Celtic are like Juve in Italy. They have a lot of good players and can rotate,” he explained.

“We will prepare the best we can and try our hardest.

“We are feeling good and we don’t have any problems. I don’t think we can take advantage of their midweek match: they have a big squad with a lot of players; rotation as I mentioned.

“It’s difficult to change something after a good result. I don’t want to create difficulties for my players If I want to change. In this week, I’ll try something new but I won’t change a lot.”