Your guide to Cliftonhill
Kilmarnock travel to Coatbridge knowing that a win against Albion Rovers would secure progression to the last-16 of the Viaplay League Cup.
More than 800 away supporters will be part of the sold-out crowd in attendance as Killie return to Cliftonhill Stadium for the first time in more than two decades. The clubs last clashed at Cliftonhill during a friendly organised to officially launch the stadium’s floodlights back in January 1999, with David Bagan stealing the spotlight by bagging two goals as Killie ran out 3-0 winners.
Tickets for this fixture are now sold out, with a capacity attendance of around 1,100 expected.
Supporters can enter the stadium via the main stand turnstiles. Kilmarnock fans are encouraged to congregate in the East Stand, and the East side of the Main Stand.
Street parking is available on Main Street, which runs in alignment to Cliftonhill’s front entrance.
Situated a one-mile walk away from the ground, Coatdyke is the nearest train station. Trains regularly run from Glasgow Queen Street.
Grab a copy of the 66-page Killie Magazine to catch up on club news and features while on route to the ground. The season opener includes words from Matty Kennedy, Pat Nevin and many more. You can read more about the first edition – HERE.
What to wear
The team will be kitted out in the traditional blue and white stripes on Saturday. If you’re brave enough to face the terraces in short sleeves, replica jerseys can be purchased from the Killie Superstore and online shop – HERE.
17°: a gentle breeze and chance of precipitation.
Referee: Dan McFarlane
Assistant Referees: Frank Connor & Paul O’Neill
Comments from the camp
Speaking on Wednesday, the manager emphasised the importance of approaching the weekend with confidence instead of dwelling on a missed opportunity midweek. He added: “It’s a cup competition and it’s all about winning the tie. If we win on Saturday, we win the group.”
“The team is still in its infancy and getting to know each other, and I’m getting to know my team in terms of dealing with individuals and certain scenarios. The scenario on Saturday is simple: if we go to Albion Rovers and win, we top the group and get the job done.”