Brophy: All eyes on Wednesday

Eamonn Brophy says all eyes are now on Wednesday’s Betfred Cup quarter-final with Hibernian following our league defeat to Celtic in Glasgow.

Killie slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Celtic Park as the defending champions clinched three points.

And whilst unhappy at the result, The Wolf echoed the manager’s opinion that there was cause for optimism – especially after he opened his scoring account in the league with a 32nd minute thunderbolt.

“It’s disappointing, especially after we took the lead,” he told Killie TV.

“Conceding just before half-time was tough, but there were positives to take and we’re all looking forward to Wednesday.

“I thought the boys defended very well until the first goal. It was unfortunate how we conceded: Celtic have the quality to punish you for those kind of mistakes.”

Much was made about Brophy’s lack of goals from open play of late, but with that glorious top corner strike that sailed past Fraser Forster, it’s fair to say he’s silenced a few doubters.

Not one to shout about himself, Eamonn waxed lyrical about the brilliant assist from Mohamed El Makrini.

“It was a great ball from Mo, I then cut inside to try and get my shot away and was lucky enough it flew into the top corner,” he explained.

“It’s tough that we couldn’t hold on to half-time, but that’s football. We’ll kick on from here.

“It’s always difficult to come to a place like Celtic Park. Hibs will be another tough game but we’re ready. The fans will come out and back us as always, and we’re looking forward to it.”