Angelo upbeat after Celtic clash

Angelo Alessio says his spirits are still high following today’s 3-1 defeat to Celtic in Glasgow. 

Eamonn Brophy bagged the only Killie goal of the game, as a Ryan Christie tap-in, coupled with an Odsonne Edouard brace saw the defending champions clinch all three points at Parkhead.

And whilst he admits the defeat stings, the manager found cause for optimism – especially as The Wolf ended his two-month goal drought.

“We knew this was going to be a tough game, and I thought we played the right way,” he told Killie TV.

“I can finally talk about Brophy, though! He’s a good player and it’s important to everyone that he scores. He works so hard for the team, and I hope he continues in this way.

“The shape was good, and I was happy with our discipline against Celtic. They’re a very good team, and it’s always going to be difficult against good players like Edouard.”

All eyes now turn to Rugby Park on Wednesday: as Killie are just one win away from taking their place in the semi-finals of the Betfred Cup at Hampden.

Hibs present a stern test, and Angelo admits it’s all the boys are thinking about.

“Today was tough, but we remain positive. This game is done now, and we have a massive match on Wednesday,” he added.

“All we think about is Hibs and getting to the semi-final.”